Thursday, October 29, 2015

bridal shower preparations

I will be hosting a shower for Andy's niece next weekend. I knitted colorful dishcloths for her and made some for favors. My neighbor found the label on Pinterest for me!

Monday, October 12, 2015

visiting my quilts

Eve is making quite a collection from my piles. Her apartment is is a wonderful 1880s two-flat here in Chicago.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

a humble sew-a-long: Cascadia

Lori at Humble Quilts had a sew-a-long last November with her delightful take on an antique quilt she named Cascadia.
I sewed-a-long and mine did not turn out quite as perfectly as I had hoped. While quilting I kept trying to have the pieces fit exactly and they wouldn't.
A wise commenter  encouraged me to let the humble quilt be humble. I decided I wanted it flat and square more than I wanted it perfect, so I requilted it, squared it up chopping the edges and here is my humble result.
Another participant said hers looked like Indian corn--I like that reference for this little quilt!

I love it.

Quirky fabrics from my mother's and my stashes, backing of fall theme fabric with bittersweet and birds.
Thanks, Lori!
17 1/2 by 16 3/4 inches

Sunday, October 04, 2015

country roads sew-a-long with Humble Quilts

Lori held another great sew-a-long and I jumped it.
I have my 30's repros out for another sew-a-long and used them.
It measures 21 1/4 inches square. The blocks finish 5 inches.

Thanks, Lori!