Thursday, September 24, 2015

Lost & Found

Lovely, fresh, invigorating cool air has returned to New Hampshire!!! Wheeee, it's quilt weather!

Below is Sue, working on her Easy Hourglass Blocks and making great progress on them at the Alton Senior Center where we sew.

Below you can see me, sewing on my little Scotland-made Singer Featherweight sewing machine that I named, "Scottie."

In the foreground above, you can also see Beverly is working on her tee shirt quilt. I have taken a break from the hourglass blocks to work on my third Scrappy Jacob's Ladder blocks. For those of you who might be newly visiting here, I'll shamelessly show off my two completed Scrappy Jacob's Ladders.

Above is the first one in the "Barnraising" layout with the red Stewart plaid flannel backing.

Below is the second one in the "Sunshine & Shadows" layout with the blue plaid flannel backing.

I have two adult nieces and one nephew and this series is dedicated to them.

Back at home, I'm very pleased to have finally finished my stack of 144 quadrants for the quilt that I'm making for my house-boarders, Matthew and Bella.

These units are 6½" square and four of them are sewn together to form the 12½" unfinished block.

It is my adaptation of Kim Brackett's pattern called "Scrap Basket Blues," from her book, Scrap Basket Surprises.

If you love 2½" strips as much as I do, this is a wonderful pattern book! Go buy a copy to replace the one that you can't find in all your own rubble, LOL!

I'm working hard, as I assemble those quadrants, to mix up the units for better "random" scrappiness.
Random, indeed, harumph!!

My own household is awash in too-much stuff, but I love it all and refuse to weed it. Consequently, I went for over a week looking for this padded mailer pouch that contains my carefully hoarded 1½ inch strips from swaps. You can't imagine the angst I suffered when it was missing in action! Yeay,
it's found!

Can there be another Log Cabin lurking in there? Hmmm.

Lastly, I'm trying to post a file from Maureen of her photo taken with Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company for you. But the file was read-only so I wasn't able to edit it to rotate it.

Hooray! The photo righted itself! So that is Maureen on the left, and Jenny Doan on the right.

Nice retreat photo!

Happy Quilting!


Wendy Caton Reed said...

lovely inspiration as usual! You always look like you are having so much fun!

Janet O. said...

I have to ask--do your nieces and nephews get the Jacob's Ladder quilts or are they just dedicated to them? : )
Another delightful peek into your quilting life, Vic!

Nann said...

"Tony, Tony, look around. Something's lost that must be found," my friend Rosemary taught me. [Invoking St. Anthony.) My loss last week was a pillowcase. It went into the wash but did not come out of the dryer, or so I thought. It turned out that it stuck to the underside of the fitted sheet and got made up. Thanks, Tony!

Your Jacob's Ladders are both wonderful! I like both settings.

gayle said...

Every time you show one of your Jacob's Ladders, I want to drop everything and make one. Especially that second setting! 8)
Oh boy! I'll love getting to watch you make a lob cabin. 8)

Feathers in my Nest said...

Love, Love your cheeky T-shirt!
and your Jacob's Ladders are too gorgeous & I am in Love with your plaid flannel Backings!!! What a great constantly teach me new things..Thank you Dear Vic.
I've always Loved Blue & Tans together...My hexie project is Blues, Browns & neutrals.

cityquilter grace said...

glad you found your strips....i know the feeling....nice blocks for matt/bella quilt!

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