When Life hands you scraps, make some quiltey-goodness.
Sew, Gizmo decided to help me quilt another UFO whimsy this week. LOL Here she's inspecting my stitch length.
This is one of the first quilts I started here at this house (over ten years ago!). It's such an old WIP that I can't even find the pattern for it anymore! But it has some of my (then) favorite fabrics and it seemed like a good time to pull it out and make a start.
Two weeks ago, I was fiendishly quilting the Prairie Cottage Lone Star Quilt. Thank you for all the sweet comments and good wishes for my mom and dad. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Last week had been a little harder than others for her, but she did manage to get a full round of chemo Tuesday.
Right before we left for Gulf Shores pre-Christmas, I burgered up my left elbow/arm. We drove to Gulf Shores and I'm a left-handed driver (thanks Mom!) which means my left arm is almost constantly propped on the window rest while I'm driving. Didn't help my arm at all!
This is a monster quilt to wrestle on my machine and dining room table! The only table big enough to support this sucker! It is cumbersome!
Straight-line and meandering quilting.
Lots of Alleve being consumed, so I decided to take a break and let my arm and elbow have a rest from the "stress" of quilting such a heavy quilt. S-Crap! I really wanted to finish this one too. Oh well, cleaning up my sewing space seemed like the thing to do instead (not to mention it's always needed).
Until I found my pile of blue treasures.
Picking scraps, sewing them together and pressing them is a whole lot lighter and easier work than quilting the "Monster" and more fun than cleaning!
Life handed me scraps (bum arm/elbow) so I decided to make some quiltey-goodness!
Pretty little posies starring in the center of some sort of wonky Log Cabin blocks. They were rescued from a vintage tablecloth I found last year in a small, dark thrift store. This tablecloth had a huge, orange stain in the center, but some very pretty handwork around the edges. Aren't they sweet! I love the tiny little, gray French Knot at the center of the flowers!
Blue birds of happiness! A stained and torn vintage pillowcase became the center of a table topper that I am just in love with.
Okay, time to not go get dressed, blow off the housework and cuddle up in a cozy chair for some delicious eye candy!