Friday, March 24, 2017

Mama Chicken Block

Hi friends!
I had made one of these but it went walk-a-bout so I had to make another.
I used some fabric that I bought to make Amy a egg gathering apron a few years ago,
That dot just lined up right for her eye.
The first one I made came to 12 1/2 inch's but this one somehow wouldn't do that so the grass was necessary.
That will make one more row for my quilt.
I ordered unbleached muslin for the back of Blake's quilt but I got bleached  instead today! Ordered  from Jo-Ann's.
May go to Walmart and see if they have some. I need it now! So can't wait for another order to come in the mail.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

My Pears

Hi friends!
If you look closely you will see my pear's are two fabrics! But they are close to the same.
I blame it on my eye!
But I sure wasn't going to do it over.
These fabrics were fat quarters or scraps so couldn't if I wanted to.
My drawing is not the best but it work's for me.
I think today I will replace mama Chicken that got lost. 
Maybe after I see the Dr. tomorrow I will be able to sandwich Hagen's quilt.
At least I should be able to bend over. Tommy has hollowered at me all week about bending. If you just think about it we women bends over picking things up from the floor all day long! Or I do.
Today is  what I call a good day!
We are staying home and I will get some sewing done.
Doesn't take much to make me happy does it?

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Pear Block

Hi friends!
Yesterday I decided to make the pear block. I found two fabrics that work and looked for a light one for the center of the second pear.
The pear on the left!
I got this much done before I quit. Still looking for some thing for the middle. I may have to use muslin !

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Blake's Quilt

Hi friends!
This morning when I got up I decided I was going to sew!!!
My left eye is still blurry but it's a little better than yesterday and I am feed up.
I sandwiched this and sprayed it good and pinned so it couldn't move and sewed across it both ways.
That's all the quilting this will get because the letters are fragile and I don't want to mess with them. That's why I decided to QAUG these . I have to put interfacing on the back of each one but this one I interfaced both layers of the shirt so the blue on the back layer would show.
Going to use black beauty to do this quilt. Trim in black!
My featherweight.
I took her to Q-Bees but we didn't get any sewing done that day.
I trimmed the access all the way around . One done many more to go!
I am making this quilt 80 by88 inch's, a full size.
I am putting off sandwiching Hagen's quilt until this eye is ok. They said not to bend over or pick up heavy things and that table is heavy so maybe next week end. Tommy has been picking up and plugging in things for me but he messed up his foot so we will just wait.
Have a good one

Monday, March 20, 2017

My Surgery

Hi friends!
I did this Wednesday before I had surgery on my eye Thursday. Still can't see out of my left eye but it's finally getting a little better.
My first eye cleared up the night after surgery but its been 4 days and I just have a blur in my left one.
Maybe by tomorrow I will be back to normal, I hope.
Not much sewing going on!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Farm Quilt

Hi friends!
I have lost my mama chicken.
All my animals except mama chicken.
 I know I made one but I have misplaced her somewhere. I have looked and looked. I may have to make another. Of course as soon as I make another I will find it.
How do you like my little pig?   No farm is complete with  out a pig.
You need to have that bacon and sausage!
I need at least 11 more blocks , I have eight!
So time to make some more blocks.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Hagen's Quilt Top

Hi friends!
This was where I was last week.
Put all of this together!
Added some more!
This was all the blocks I had made.
I decided to add another row of blocks  yesterday.
Added the stars on top yesterday before supper.
All it liked was the borders. So I did those after supper.
Now the top is finished. Just like sandwiching and quilting and binding.
Its a very large twin!

Monday, March 13, 2017


Hi friends!
We went to Gainesville yesterday to see Tatum's play. This is her last year. Off to collage this year!
But every time I look at her I see her as two years old.
That's her squatting in the front in her overalls.
She cried yesterday and I cried! They grow up so fast.
They did "Shrek".
She has been in the N. Hall Hollow Horse players ever since they moved over there when she was five or six.
We enjoyed it , but enjoyed seeing my son and his family more. He cooked for all of us, Amy's mother and father was there and her sis and her four boys.
That's my baby girl on the right  as a pig!
She really love the theater.
When she was tiny she would line up my bears and dolls and Addie in little chairs and perform for them. She may have been four.
We got home at eight .Wouldn't have been as bad but the time changed so we were wiped out.
Old age ain't for woose!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Q-Bees meeting

Hi friends!
We had Q-Bess last night.
This is our teacher, Dejoyla on the right and Charlotte, forgot the one on the far lefts name and can't find my list! I had it right here the other day!  Things just vanish!!!

This is Vickie and her latest quilt. With Diane watching.
We all brought our blocks for our quilt and these are Vickie's.
We had a great time !
We have more fun than any thing else.
Going to get busy making some heart blocks for Colette's quilt.

Thursday, March 9, 2017


Hi friends!
Some friends of Colette's are going to be making heart blocks for her a quilt. To show how much we love her. We are using the 10" inch heart block made by Please send your blocks to Krislovesfabric .
This  is the pattern we are using , just 10 inch's,  from  Here and she needs them by march 31.  Here is her email address If you want to make one let Kris know by emailing her. She will send you her address.
I will be looking today for a special fabric for my block for her quilt.
I know all to well the shock of losing some one in a flash !
Hugs Babs

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Hagen's Quilt

Hi friends!
This makes four of the star blocks! When I start putting together the quilt I may make more but not sure.
I counted these and I had three so made another one. Made the top one this past weekend.
The sashing fabric should get here tomorrow or Thursday so I wanted as many blocks done as possible by then.
I was cleaning my sewing table yesterday , you can't tell it now, and found enough star blocks made to make a quilt.  Some big and some smaller.
My table has lots of pieces of fabric for two quilts piled up on it but I did get some things off and some fabric that I am not using folded and put away.
So maybe I can sew some  today!
Cleaning , cutting and making that one block was all I did yesterday.
A rainy day here.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Fabric Fairy

Hi friends!
Sis came over yesterday with a bag of fabric that she didn't want, I think it came from her best friend.
These three fat quarter bundles!
These two were yardage.
and lots of fat quarters:
Lots of fabric to pet.
Most is dark , wonder if its civil war fabric? I have been wanting some so I hope so. To make a old looking quilt.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Center Of Hagen's quilt

Hi friends!
It sure was hard cutting up that brand new t-shirt!
I used fusible interfacing to back it with.
It didn't seem to add that much body but if I don't like it next time I will order a little heavier interfacing.
Fusible is convenient .
Tommy came in yesterday and said "We have storm damage" so I had to go look!
The top of a dead tree broke with all that wind and speared another young tree bending it down.
It looks weird standing up like that.
I have lily's blooming down the side of the house.
Spring can't be far away but we are going to have a hard freeze tonight as least that's what they are saying.
Have a great weekend

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Two Quilts

Hi friends!
I sewed one strip of the blocks together, just to see how "clover" looked with them.
Then added a 2 inch strip to the top and the bottom.
I like this look and I think with a small border five blocks across will be plenty wide enough.
I am still hand stitching this. Going around each of the star points. We have to have them done by the  9 th when we have Q-Bees again.
This is a Falcons star  block, I told you before the fabric is not my style! I love color.
But he loves them so they go into his quilt.
This fabric is ok with other fabric's but just doesn't show up when you just use this. This is the only quilters cotton they make for their team,  They have a blue but it's flannel.
I ordered some black, I am going to use it for sashing. That should make my blocks really pop and I plan to put red around the t-shirts.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Hagen's Quilt

Hi friends!
This is the t-shirt I ordered for Hagen's quilt. I wanted one that just has who played since ours didn't win!  I wanted They both are just alike , but the quilts will be different.
I made two more blocks for his quilt., Stars because my grandkids are my stars!
This is a braves one!
The other is a Georgia block.
Can't wait to add the interfacing on the back of the t-shirt and put it into the center of the quilt.
But first I need to make a few more blocks. Thinking of a slim black strip between each block since our colors are red and black.