"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11 (NIV)

Thursday, June 22, 2023

When Pigs Fly Blog Hop - My Day, June 22nd

Welcome to the last day of the When Pigs Fly blog hop.   

I have two UFO's in process at this time. 

The first one an antique quilt made by my maternal great-grandmother.  It was made about 80-85 years ago.   Made from muslins and feedsacks, some of the fabrics had not worn well and repairs were needed.     

I started repair work on this back in the fall of 2022.  Once done it will be given to a cousin who saw her mom help quilt our great-grandmother quilt it.

An example of the repairs needed......There were 3 cornerstones that needed to be replaced, and 6 of the sashing sections.   Fabric is delicate so I'm just appliqueing the replacement on top and then quilting to look similar to the original.   Original cornerstone fabric was a light green, closest I could find was a pale blue that comes close to the faded color.   Batting was made from local grown Texas cotton and there is no scrim in it.  All of which makes it difficult to hand quilt through at times.

There were 5 of the Sun Bonnet Sue quilt that needed repairs - 5 bonnets and 3 dresses were replaced.   Hand sewn down and black floss used for the matching embroidery.

Hand quilting the new fabrics down.

Also in the works is this quilt, I've now got the quilting finished on it.  Binding will be up soon for it.   I found the quilt top in a local second hand store and bought for just a bit over $2.  It was in good shape, so I couldn't see leaving it there on the rack.   Will finish it up and donate it.    It it about the length of a twin, but only 42 or so inches wide.   Should make a nice boys quilt.

 Don't forget to check out the other posts today:

Thursday June 22

Just Let Me Quilt

Karrin’s Crazy World



The Quilted Snail


1. For understanding management at work who understand that I need time away from work to be able to take care of matters associated with my dad's estate.

2. For friends that are there to encourage and support as I get things done.

Thursday, June 15, 2023

ScrapHappy - June 2023

 This past month has been a stressful month to say the least.  My father passed away unexpectedly the middle of May and life has been topsy-turvy since as I've handled what needed to be done.   

With all the craziness there were times when I needed something mindless, thank goodness for having block sections already cut and ready to piece.   First up were these prairie point blocks.   These with the ones I already had made now give me 63 which is enough to make a lap quilt.

Next up was using up a several remnants and scraps to make this quilt top.   It will eventually be donated.

Then came these anvil blocks.   Made from pieces that had been cut some years ago by my best quilt buddy.  She remembers she and I were going to make matching quilts.   Haven't a clue where mine went.   More blocks yet to be made with the rest of what she sent.  

And finally two remnants were cut to start a picnic themed project for a July blog hop. 

Check out what everyone else has done this past month.

KateGun, EvaSue, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, 
JanMoira, SandraChrisAlys,
ClaireJeanJon, DawnGwen,
Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue LVera, Edith
Ann, Dawn 2, Carol, Preeti,
Amo, AlissaLynn, Tierney and Hannah


1. For my dad being able to live at home, on his own (albeit w/help), till his passing.

2. For easy projects that I don't have to think (well much at any rate) to work on.

Monday, June 12, 2023