Quilts and Other Stuff from Frances

The trouble with blogs….


…..is that you have to write them!!!  Lately, things have been happening at such a fast pace, I haven’t had time to sit and write about the small things.  Then, when I have time to write, I am completely overwhelmed with where to start.  SO, let’s get started…..

First of all, I  GOT TO SEW LAST WEEK!!!  I was working on another piece that was originally started to give my Mother some hand work to do.  She is 89 years old and does wonderful hand work.  Anyway, I found this pattern….


….and thought it would be good for her to work on.  I put together the applique and embroidery blocks and left them with her on October 31st, thinking that it would keep her busy for a long time.  Exactly 10 days later, I had them in my hand and she was ready to move to the next task!!!  AAACCCKKKK!!!!

So, my first project was to piece the alternating blocks, and I did not get off to a good start.  I was able to make all of the half-square triangles without much effort, but when I starting putting the blocks together, I kept doing things wrong.  For a few minutes, I thought that I had forgotten how to do patchwork!!!

After a bit of ripping and re-sewing, I got into the groove again and was able to enjoy feeding the fabrics into my machine, pressing the seams and arranging the blocks. 

I finished the top on Wednesday…….


….just in time to move the tables against the wall, move in the Futon mattress and turn my studio into a bedroom for our daughter as she arrives for Thanksgiving. 

My Mother-In-Law will carry the top back to my Mother and she is planning to hand quilt it.  I am looking forward to having it to hang on my wall next year.  Of course, as fast as my Mom works, I may have it this year!!!

…..OK…..the blog floodgates have opened…..more posts to come VERY soon.

6 thoughts on “The trouble with blogs….

  1. Great to see you back on deck with your sewing. Great quilt and loads of piecing. Hope your mother enjoys the hand quilting.Have you totally settled into the new house? And are you fully recovered from the injured knee?Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving.

  2. Great quilt and it certainly does look as though you may have it on your wall this year if your mother continues at this speed.

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