Mea Culpa New Year!

You may have noticed that I haven’t posted for a loooong time, she said sarcastically .  Posting regularly was one of my New Year’s resolutions.  You might as well know that I also haven’t eaten a healthy diet.  I haven’t worked out every day.  And not surprisingly, I haven’t lost any weight.  Turns out the New Year has the Same Old Me! :-D  But it’s the beginning of a new month, so anything is possible!

I have not been doing nothing though, and now I will regale you with what I have worked on and accomplished.  Okay, regale may be a bit of an overstatement, but I’ll do show and tell.  How’s that?

I cleaned off my sewing tables.

 

That is as cleaned off as they get and it was not an insignificant task!  If I showed you what they look like now, you would believe the truth of that!

I finished quilting this quilt:

 

The story of this quilt is that the name of the block is, I think, Farmer’s Daughter.  Appropriate for me.  But I did not make this quilt top.  I am not sure who made it.  It may have been made by one of the ladies that I sew with, or it may have just been donated to us.  So someone made it.  Then someone else made a backing.  One or more likely two of our group layered it up.  Then I quilted it and handed it off to another to trim up the edges and put on the binding.  So it truly was a group effort.  This quilt will now go to a house in our town that provides transitional housing to men getting out of jail and/or rehab.  The man who gets this quilt will keep this quilt even when he is able to leave and be self sufficient.  At least that is the goal.

 

I also put new binding on this quilt:

The story on this quilt is that I made this in 1994 for my niece’s graduation from high school.  I make a quilt for all of my nieces and nephews when they graduate.  Annnie (the recipient of this quilt) lived on a farm, hence all of the farm themed blocks.  She raised pigs for 4H and she collected all things pig.  The name of the quilt is, “This Little Piggy Goes To College” since Annie was going on to college.  While all of the patterns are traditional blocks or have come from another source such as Country Threads, you will never find another quilt like this one.  So I don’t claim it as original, but as originalish.  Annie’s daughter, Lucy, now has the quilt.

 

I also started something new.  I know you are shocked.  The shocking thing is that it is finished.  Sort of.  The final goal is to mount it onto a painted canvas, but it is too cold outside to paint canvases.   I am thinking about putting a sleeve on the back and entering it in a show before putting it on the canvas.

 

The name of this quilt is, “Sticks and Stones” and it measures 24″ x 30″.  I made it for #monthly art project.  I was 5 days longer than the month, but I am still claiming a victory! 😉

 

I have started two more quilts.  But I will wait to show you the work in progress until next post.  I think they will benefit from another week of work.  Yes, that’s the goal.  Every week.  And I don’t want anyone starting the betting pool on how long I can keep to that before taking another hiatus!!!!!    :-p

p.s.  I see when I look at the preview, that the size of the text changed.  I don’t know why, but I also don’t know how to fix that so you’ll just have to make do.

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