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Friday, May 25, 2018

Two more strips

Hi friends!
Another nearly strip!
I quit about supper time , did some cleaning and read. Needed a brake.
Managed to finish both of the other strips before I quit.
Now just to make the joining strips. Hopefully I will have them joined by Monday.
Tommy got the rest of this four acre yard done. Just praying no rain tonight, grandson Wayne graduates High School at 8. If they have to move it inside , want have enough seats so We will stay home and let his close family go.
Tommy has cut me a walking trail and he keeps that cut, I walked last night , one reason I was so tired after supper.
Have a great dry weekend
Hugs
Babs

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Half of a Quilt

Hi friends!
Went to town yesterday then to spend some time with Brother's family so It was late when we got home.
But I did some on joining my blocks together.
One long strip!
Got the next one started.
Two strips of blocks!
One half of a quilt top!
More tomorrow!
Hugs
Babs

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Last block

Hi friends!
Laid these out and needed three more so yesterday I made some repeats of some I only had one of.
Two more of these!
Last one! Now for the sashing and the border, hope to finish those by this weekend. May not because it's lots of cutting.
Lots of cutting !!
Going to make up my mind whether I want to change it or not.
Need it finished by 6/8.
Hugs
Babs

Monday, May 21, 2018

Wish Upon A Star Blog Hop

Hi Friends!
This is my day to blog about Stars, because I joined in with the "wish Upon A star blog hop"!

Our leader and top blog hop master  and expert quilter is none other then Carol of 
 http://www.justletmequilt.com All she asks is lots of stars and for every one to visit all the blogs in the hop. List posted on the bottom!
My first project is the star quilt at the top that I made for My precious aunt Pauline, who turned 92 this year but after losing her only son went downhill and couldn't make it to our reunion this year.
I made this for a close friend that had just lost her husband of many years !
You can tell I love stars of any kind!
Made this one for my sweet grand Tatum when she started Oklahoma last year, these are their colors.
Most of my grands and I have 22 have at least one star on their quilts.
The quilt I am working on now is for my daughter and you can see the star!
These two small stars are going into my grand daughter Anna's quilt that is next on my list. I will be working on her's and Michael and Ashley's quilt when I finish my daughter's
Need a few more smaller stars and then I will start it and a little more fabric buying to start Michael's and Ashleys.
Sharing the love of fabric , I am having a giveaway of some sweet fabric fat quarters. Six in all!

Just leave me a comment!
Now go and share the love with all of these great quilters. They will be posting all this week.

Hugs
Babs

Family Reunion

Hi friends!
My aunt's and one uncle with his daughter from Fla. Our aunt Pauline that came last year is in the nursing home . She turned 92 this year.
My aunt Eddie in the yellow shirt is very sick to but decided to come and I am so glad she did.
My brother on the left and Tommy on the right! With cousin's hubby in the middle.
Three cousins, Judy on the left, Jo on the right with Ellen in the middle.
Me and Ellen, sweet cousin, made one with Jo but it didn't take.
The one Cheryl made, our youngest cousin, with me and Jo.
We all had a great time, It was so hot! Usually it's cool and you have to ware a light jacket but this year the heat was awful.
Keep hoping it would rain close to us and cool things off but it didn't! Rumble's of thunder all the time we were there.
Hopefully we will all be back next year.
Hugs
Babs

Friday, May 18, 2018

Beautiful Blocks

Hi friends!
No internet this morning! It's went off two times this week.
We ran around most of yesterday but I did manage to get a few tops and bottom's added to a few blocks.
Every little bit helps get closer to a finished quilt.
It poured in town yesterday so we came home and finished things this morning.
Our English Dog Wood is blooming, Tommy grandmother planted that in the front yard many years. I can see it out my sewing room window.
Family reunion is this weekend , so I will be cooking tomorrow ,.   Maybe I can get in a little sewing.
Have a great weekend
Hugs
Babs

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Strip quilt

Hi friends!
I think my strip's box is getting fuller!
I started adding blocks to each other. Going to do them one or two at as time so I can keep the pattern going.
Got six together yesterday.
It's very hard to get the strips just right so they match the one above.
Maybe I will get better at it as I go!
Have to work on daughter's today. Talk to you tomorrow.
Hugs
Babs

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Yesterday

Hi friends!
Trying different ways to make this block with just the three colors.
This is the block but the strips on top and bottom will also go up between the blocks when I get it all together.
I laid these out but still need a bunch more , will lay them out again when I get all the top strips and a few more blocks done.
Hard to see the garden yesterday during the rain.
Really pouring off the house.
But that was all we got!
Good for the garden. You could see the corn peeping up in the ground.
It needed it bad!
Have a great day
Hugs
Babs

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

String Quilt

Hi friends!
This is the first two I did last week.
Third one!
All seven! I usually work on other quilt's during the afternoon and after supper I make some of these.
I just placed them on the bed , no pattern yet but to get it big enough I need to make a few more.
I want it big enough to fall real good. Married to a "Hog the cover's".
I plan on starting on making less and joining more this week.
To do that I will need to lay it out and see how I want it to look.
But the end is in sight!.
This is the back of a shirt my daughter had made for me! Designed by Anna, my granddaughter. It's the names of all my daughter's kids making a butterfly!
I love that! The front has a  sewing machine and it says "sewing mends  the soul"
MY son's family got me this!
It's a ancestry kit, to do my DNA. Plus they brought me this when they came for breakfast Sunday.
I love these! I aways buy me some and plant them .
Have a good day! 93 here yesterday , cloudy today!
Hugs
Babs

Monday, May 14, 2018

Mother's day weekend

Hi Friends!
Had a great weekend, Sat we had a cook out mother's day and birthday at Eli's and Kari's.
That's my daughter hugging Tucker.
Our birthday girl Gracie, she cant wait until she is a teen-ager!
Then yesterday!
My son and most of his family! Minus Michael and Ashley. Made my Mother's Day weekend seeing both of mine. I did get to talk to Michael!
Gave Tatum her quilt.
She loved it, she is home from college for the summer.
All my grands are graduating from High School and college.
Next year we have four graduating high school and one is 2 1/2 hours away so pray the days work out so we can get to them all.
Have a good day
Hugs
Babs





Friday, May 11, 2018

Q-Bee's

Hi friends!
Last night was Q-Bee's.
Diann wasn't there , her hubby had a stroke. But is recovering and doing great.
A couple of the others wasn't there either. Some has sent their block but some hadn't .
Susan figured out we needed 7 more blocks so Sis got four and Barbara Gale got some, they had both missed last month.
Bonnie is doing a postage stamp quilt. She had made, hand-sewed , a quilt of valor for some one in her preacher's family.
She had pictures !
Susan cutting the extra blocks.
She had also made the backing for it when we get it all together.
We had a great time as usual.
Have a great weekend, Happy Mother's Day
Hugs
Babs