Last half of February

This hasn’t been the most productive month I have had, but my vision in one eye is fantastic and my right eye gets operated on in a week and a half so I’m content.

I did manage to keep working on my four patches for the scrappy quilt I’ve been working on. I was doing it as a leader/ender project but decided that I needed to move it along.

I also managed a bit of time quilting on my Star Crossed Plaid quilt for Clarke. I’ve only got about 1/4 left to do but it’s difficult to quilt with one eye closed.

I have stripped out my storage room (again) and have 4 bins of wool, fabric, notions and miscellaneous goodies to go to my Guild for our annual fundraiser in April. I also have a few boxes of linens and clothes to go to the thrift store next time we go to town. I decided it was time to downsize the bedding and really; does my DH need 87 pairs of pants that no longer fit? The bad news is while cleaning and sorting, I did find 2 UFO’s that I haven’t seen in probably 14 years. At the moment I am deciding if I need to finish or donate them. 🤔

I did start another project because I can manage sewing a straight line just because I do have to have a quilt on the go. It’s a lovely pattern from Wilmington Prints called Vortex which I had printed a while ago because it uses jelly rolls strips. I just happen to have some that I won which had to be used up. It’s a nice sized 60” x 70” quilt.

While I was teaching last week we had a mini sharing session. One of my quilters had been working on carefully restoring a quilt that her husband’s grandmother had started when she was expecting her daughter. For several years this top has been the source of much conversation, consideration and more than one change of mind/heart. In the end Monique made a sandwich and carefully pin basted and then sewed the cleaned yo yo top to the sand which. She then added some sweet eyelet lace to the edges and wound up with a very vintage treasure which will look beautiful on the queen sized bed in her log guest cottage.

Gug’s quilt finished

And a closeup:

Another of my quilters finished her first flimsy:

I’m very proud of these ladies and how much they accomplish. They’re not afraid to tackle a queen size quilt, whether their first or 50th project.

My other start is a pair of toe up socks, two at a time with some lovely wool I found hidden in my storage room.

So that’s my past week in a nutshell. I’m hoping you all had some quality time with fabric, machines, wool or whatever makes your heart sing!

😄 Carol

“There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.”
Calvin and Hobbes

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Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

11 thoughts on “Last half of February

  1. Hi Carol! Only 87 pairs of pants that don’t fit any longer?? Geez, he’s an amateur. Vortez looks like a fun and rather easy quilt. I love those fabrics that you’re using – how cool that you won them. Love, love, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the yo-yo quilt. OMG! And that it’s DH’s grandmother’s quilt – that is so wonderful. The addition of the eyelet is just perfect. What a treasure that is. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  2. An amateur? I didn’t count how many tshirts and shirts were in the 6 bins or socks, or wool sock……. isn’t the yo yo quilt a beauty? I’m so happy that Monique decided to save it. She had considered cutting it up and framing pieces for each of the kids and grandkids. This is such a treasure and I thought the eyelet was sweet. Vortex is fun (and easy since I don’t have to see as well to do it!). All in all a wonderful week in spite of being one eyed and not being able to read. 😎 Carol


  3. Your students did great!!! Love the wool for the socks…knitting isn’t in my skill-set, but I certainly appreciate it. Soon you will be able to see well with both eyes!!

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      1. So different from the week leading up to your first surgery!! I’m glad you are excited this time and not scared. Going through it once does give you peace of mind since it was so simple!!

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  4. Wow! An inspiration, the yo-yo quilt with the eyelet lace edging, and your vortex quilt are both gorgeous! I hope your second eye surgery and recover go smoothly and you can see again. Great job on spring cleaning, it sounds like you are making conscious decisions on what interests you still.

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    1. Wasn’t that yo-yo quilt incredible? She did a great job on it. Getting anxious for the surgery but the benefits are incredible. Trying to purge the goodies that someone else will love. Thank you Christina for your sweet comments. 😁


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