Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Heat and Humidity

It has been so hot and humid here, I have not really been doing much in the sewing area.  Oh, add in the fact that our house is up for a short sale, and we have been sorting and getting rid of stuff, and there really hasn't been time.  I informed my mother though that she is not to touch my fabric stash, it is not going into storage!  I will keep everything clean and somewhat organized in there, but no touching.  I think the fact that she sprung this sale on me the week after I got back from my father's memorial service has kind of upset me.  Oh, and the restaurant I work at has been sold so I don't know for sure about my job in the near future.  Yep, stress is at an all time high. So, I am trying to sew some more dresses up, and I am opening my Etsy shop hopefully this week.  My son's girlfriend is going to help me jazz it up so to speak. 
 I did finish the baby girl quilt last week, and got it to my coworker.  She cried, and said nobody had every given her anything handmade before.  I think everybody should have something that is homemade, different than all the cookie cutter stuff out there.  I don't know about you all, but I don't like everything being matchy-matchy. 
So, here is the quilt:
I wasn't sure about the colors when doing the blocks, but together they work great.

I did the frayed edge applique method.

This is the fleece backing, it's so soft!
When my brother and I were going through our dad's stuff, we found the very first quilt I ever made!  He had it in a suitcase, protecting some pictures:
I forgot about making this in junior high home ec.  I remembered the pillow, just not the quilt.

The back was an old baby sheet, and it was tied. 

So, apparently, I started quilting 12 years earlier than I thought!  I have been a quilter for almost 30 years now!  Wow, I think my stash should be bigger, don't you think so?

Well, time to do some sewing, there are clouds in the sky, so it's not quite as hot today, and the ac isn't struggling as much. 
Happy quilting,

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