Saturday, July 12, 2014

{Post 1,375} Decisions, Decisions

The original quilt in this pattern is 16" x 24".  I was going to make it square instead of rectangular.  That still has it finishing at 16" square.  I am thinking of leaving off a few blocks and making it smaller (maybe around 12" square) by using the layout in the bottom picture.  I will be adding side and corner triangles, then a border or two.

Friday, July 11, 2014

{Post 1,374} Two Minis Quilted and Bound

Here's my latest 2 minis.  I only have one more pieced.  Will get to it later today perhaps.

The one on the left is about 14-1/2" square.  The one on the right is 12-1/2" x 15-1/2"  My clips have still not arrived.  I hope they come today!

I just realized I never posted a picture of the original quilt on the left.  I trimmed it down to a 12-1/2" square from slightly larger and added a 1-inch finished border and binding.  I like it better smaller.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

{Post 1,373} Mini-Reunion

Had a good visit today when my two sons who live together came up to see me.  Well, they came to see Timmy, but I am pretending they came to see me.  Luke (on the left) is 21.  Ben is 18.  Doesn't Elisabeth look good?

Didn't realize I hadn't posted this picture on my blog.  I use Facebook a lot, and it was on there.

These are two of my other girls.  Rachel (16) is on the left, and Susie (19) is in the middle.  This was the day Timmy was born (7.8.14).

{Post 1,372} Minis Don't Make Me Blue

The border of this little quilt might be blue, but I'm not.  I love MINIS!!  There.  I said it.  This is the last one for a while.  I was so disappointed that my hanging clips still have not arrived.  It's been nearly a week since I ordered them.  In this day and age of instant everything, it can be so hard to wait for things.  This measures 16" square.  I might trim the outer border down a bit.

This was copied from a pattern I saw for sale.  Honestly, I can't remember where I saw it.  I think it was a combo pattern with other designs.  Not even sure it's a mini, but that's what I made it.  The squares finish at 1".

{Post 1,371} Single Socks

Was folding up a basket of laundry today and ended up with two single socks.  Nothing new there.  Or is there????

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

{Post 1,370} Timmy is Here!

Wes and I were awakened last night (actually this AM) at 12:30 to let us know Timmy would probably be born today.  Elisabeth had a check-up at the midwife's.  Shortly thereafter she started in very mild labor.  She went to a hospital instead of the birthing center where she wanted to deliver.  But she has a healthy baby, so not such a loss, right?

He was born at 3:38 AM.  8 pounds 2 ounces and nearly 21" long.  Lots and lots of blonde/light brown hair.

Monday, July 7, 2014

{Post 1,369} Half Finished Already!

In anticipation of my clips arriving, I started a fast mini.  I solely blame Janet for this one because I saw it on her blog.  Since I already had all the pieces cut out and languishing in my scrap parts drawer, it is going fast.

This measures 8-1/2" x 16-1/2" now.  The other half is laid out and I have one row sewn.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

{Post 1,368} Minis are Like Potato Chips

Minis are like potato chips...I can't stop!!  Here is the first block of my next one.  I am going to dig in the shirt stash and knock this one out.  It will be pieced from all shirts.  That yellow matches my room pretty closely.  I'm trying to make each mini a color scheme or seasonal theme or whatever.  So easy to do on a small quilt.  These will be set on point and be 4" finished.  I must be getting used to working with the small pieces because this went together in a flash.

With the yardstick hangers in place, changing them out won't be an issue like it is with other means of displaying.  I hope my clips arrive tomorrow!

Looking forward to spending a couple days with a blogging friend of mine, Sam of Sam Quilts blog.  We have met two other times in person (is that ALL, Sam?).  We get along beautifully and know each other fairly well.  I am already having to tell myself to "calm down already!!" because I'm so excited about seeing her in person.  Like-minded friends will do that to a person ;)

Still no baby.  She has a doctor's appointment in the AM, so we will know more then.