4.29.2013

Family Sewing

 
 
First of all I would like to thank everyone for their supportive comments on my last post! It really meant a lot!!
 
For those of you who don't know my husband and I will be leaving the family farm soon. My husband has accepted a promotion and we are moving to the PA area. I say area because its on the PA, OH and WV border so I'm not sure which state we will call home :)
 
I have been trying to get some projects wrapped up before we go. My sister had bought some quilt squares my grandmother made in their estate auction 17 years ago. They have sat in her basement until a couple weeks ago. She brought them over and asked if I could finish some quilts for her.
 
In the box I found these blocks that were already sewn together in strips. My grandmother didn't have a rotary cutter so the fabrics aren't exactly even.... But I think it adds character!


 
 
The box has enough fabric in it to make about four quilts. The quilt above is all older fabric (at least 30 years old). The quilt I am working on below has both older fabrics as well as some new modern blocks I added.
 
 

This box should keep me busy for a while :)
 
Thanks for stopping in!!
Vickey

4.11.2013

April Showers Blog Hop!

 
 
Thanks for stopping by my day of the April Showers blog hop!
I wanted to make something scrappy so scrappy is what I did!


 
There is even plenty of room for a small snack. I thought it looked better with my John Deere mug :)
 

But... it may look cuter with my owl mug I painted....
 
 
 
I had a small block in my leftovers pile and didn't have anything to do with it so I added some binding to it and thought it could double as a mug rug or a cereal bowl placemat :)
 

 
I know my mug rugs aren't super creative but I have been doing super easy sewing. My husband bombarded me with the news of his job transferring. I've lived near my family all my life... Like next door to my parents on the family farm.  I'm worried. But I guess great things cant come if you are not willing to take risk right?....
 
 
Make sure you stop by all the other great blogs today too!!
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping in!! Vickey