Saturday, January 14, 2017

The final step

In February we will be given instructions on how to put all the blocks together. This is the mystery quilt that I've been working on called Meadow Mystery.

I completed eight of these block #5.

All sewn up and ironed.

Earlier this month I finished four of these #2 blocks.

Between now and February I shouldn't lose any of the parts since they are all in this bin safe and sound.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Brown and orange

Marg and I started our second lap quilt last week.

This is how far we got.

A few more blocks got added. I brought a couple fabrics from home that I thought would blend well. Those are Marg's feet. As I sewed, Marg ironed and then laid out the blocks. After cutting, sewing, ironing and trimming, we needed five more blocks.

Then we needed just two more. More shifting of the blocks.

It's a never ending process. Moving blocks so that the overall quilt top is pleasing to the eye.

I think we're done and this is the end result. It will be sewn together the next time we get together.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


I had a request to make a vest for Luc, my eldest grandson, with the back longer than the front.

Here it is all complete.

I didn't have to purchase anything except the separating zipper. The lining is a gray/black flannel.

I even managed to add a pocket.

Here's a close-up of the fleece I used. The colour is not true. It's more navy than this photo. It was fun to figure out how to insert the zipper in between the outer fabric and the lining. I learned how to do it when I made the sleep sacks. The vest pattern that I altered helped me when I sewed it together with the lining and turned it all inside out. I thought that having the back longer would be an issue but it wasn't.

We just came home from the airport. My youngest grandson, Teemu, his mom Maili and Casey, his daddy, came home from a two week trip to California to visit the other set of grandparents and friends.

Here he is running down a gentle slope to the parking area.

The luggage fell off the cart and Teemu thought it was funny. He went over to help daddy right away.

Job all finished and now back to more running.

Once he got home the first toy he picked up was his guitar.  No surprise there.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Just a little fix

On Mondays I look after my little 2 year old twin granddaughters. Nothing much gets done except some knitting at times. Yesterday I did manage to get one thing completed even though I had big plans to finish more. 

Remember this little owl? I was told by Severn, my granddaughter that I had to fix him.

I found some fabric glue and little owl now has two good eyes. He went home with the girls where he belongs.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Old not vintage baby quilts

I have no idea what people these days are calling vintage. How old is vintage?

This quilt was made about 1984 or so for Eric, my second son.

The fabrics were mainly 100% cotton and haven't fared too well.

This is the back.

A little donkey close-up.

I made this for Ayla- obviously, a little girly quilt.

A simple easy design and most of the fabrics in the top are cotton polyester.

The details are all in the quilting - like this happy bunny.

Another bunny.

A little kitty.

Lots and lots of hearts.

The backing, 100% cotton, has worn away.

Even the fabric around the label is gone. The poly-cotton has remained fairly intact.

I need to make two baby quilts by May. I shall be a grandmother again. No twins this time around but there are two arrivals expected. One in the beginning of the month and one at the end.