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I just finished sewing all the strips together. Whew. I was half way done. Once I started the second half it went by in a breeze. I am so excited about this top. I love antique looking quilts. And now I am in love with the scrappy look. It isn’t 100% scrappy. I couldn’t possible bring myself to by hundreds of different civil war fabrics. It is just too expensive. So I did my best trying to keep like patterns away from each other. There is only one problem. I love it so much I don’t want to give it up. BOO HOO. Maybe someday I can make myself one. It looks mighty nice on my bed though. LOL.
I haven’t had much time to do any sewing the last couple of days. Usually on the weekends we are busy doing family things. Sunday at church we had a birthday celebration for the whole year. We design tables for each month and have a big cake and ice cream party. It was a lot of fun. We had a huge turn out his year. More than we expected I think. I decorated the table for the month of September. My theme was bringing in the harvest. It was cute.
I used John Deer plates and napkins. There are veggies and fruits on the table. Joshua was kind enough to let me borrow his tractor for my center piece. I also made a cake and tried to make it look like a barn.
I have spent the last two days cleaning up around the house and running to stores. Yesterday was my hubby’s 34th birthday. Yeah. We had a nice meal. He wanted a pineapple upside down cake and French vanilla ice cream. His brother and family came over after supper and brought him some gifts. It was a very nice relaxing evening. Many thanks to God for those.
I received these beauties in the mail today. They are from a swap I was in. There are 18 blocks total. I’m not exactly sure what I am going to do with them. I could make 5 more and make a lap quilt for the living room or den. Or make a wall hanging out of them. I don’t think I want to make anything bigger than a lap quilt. I just have too many projects as it is. It is almost big enough to be a table cloth. LOL.
What do you think I should do? Please leave me some advice.
I am half way done with the goose creek quilt top. I sewed the bottom four rows together today. It looks great. I am jealous that I didn’t make this for myself. LOL. Hopefully tomorrow I can get the other 4 rows sewn together. I still have to go through my stash to see what fabric I want to use for the border. I am going to put a small border all the way around. Nothing to wild. I want the top to stand out more than the border.
Last night I sewed together some bow tie blocks. I had some in drawer from swaps. I ended up with 10 12 inch blocks. Today I got out some scrappy blocks from a swap and ironed them. I counted 38 10 inch blocks. I think I will make some more and make a top for my bed. I think I am learning to love scrappy quilts as much as the antique patterns.
The four corners are a light blue civil war print. They are a little darker in person.
Off to make supper. 1 1/2 days left to post and enter your name in the drawing for the Blueberry Fat Quarter. Good Luck everyone. God Bless.
Today I got to sew. I sewed the goose creek blocks up. I ended up with 64 blocks. So it will be 8 rows x 8 rows. I laid all the blocks on the living room floor and laid them out how I thought they looked best. That was a chore. Crawling around on the floor seemed much easier when I was younger and not 6 months pregnant. LOL. So now I have them pinned together in rows. Hopefully tomorrow I can get the rows sewn up. I will post a picture when I have them sewn together.
Here are the pictures of the goose creek blocks I have been telling you about. My friend Jerrie came over Thursday. I was able to get them half completed. So Now you have the idea of what 256 6 1/2 inch blocks look like stacked. I am anxious to get them sewn together. I was hoping to get that done today. House hold duties called instead. Now that I am done there isn’t enough time to sew before supper. Hopefully tomorrow can be a sewing day.
And the winner is…..Jerrie……Congratulations. Jerrie I will contact you for further information.
We had 14 postings this week. Great job everyone. I put everyones names in a hat and let my son pick out the name. I think 14 posts is pretty good for the first drawing. So lets see how many we can get for this week. Spread the word to your blogging friends. Remember the more you post the more your name is in the hat.
Here is this weeks fat quarter.