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red cross quilt, or at least that is how I think about it

When I am not feeling well, I have a hard time taking it slowly.  This weekend I needed something where I could sit and use my hands but not expend much energy.  Proximity to the bathroom was huge as well.  Which meant that I could sit and finish binding a quilt by hand.

The colours on this one speak to me.  Lots of neutrals with pops of orange and reds.  It worked for me.  I did not think it would that well before it all came together.  I have learned to not pass judgement on a quilt until it is done.  Sometimes, it just does not work very well visually to me until it is completely sewn.  It makes a difference.

My mitered corneres are getting better as well.

I did a simple piecing on the back to make fabric stretch.  Most of this fabric is thrifted.  I really like the finished quilt.

It is in my Etsy shop.



sitting and stitching

I sat yesterday and finished the binding on the Tall Short Person's quilt.  It got sent off in the mail yesterday.

It was so her.  I am not sure I will ever make another quilt with so many Bone Daddies in it but I may.

The back is all about a hug and the ocean, which is also her.  I was pleased with how it turned out.

Koda Bear likes this hug so I can see him trying to "borrow" the quilt from her.

There are a few mermaids and waves. 

A few sea creatures.

I am working on getting Koda Bear's quilt done.  It is all about being able to sit and stitch.  This time of year is not very conducive for that!


so much quilting!

Two more quilts down.  They just need to be bound.  One really needs to be done by Saturday but I just do not think that will happen with how today went.  Today was all about errands and none of the tasks that were on the list were finished.  Except for dinner.  That got made.

But this quilt got laid out this weekend.  And sewn together.  The basting happened.  I was hoping for all of that and more.

The more would have been more then three lines of quilting done but that did not happen.  Koda Bear picked out the backing for this quilt at Ragfinery.  It is an orange polartecish fabric.  It is very soft but it does not move easily across my sewing machine.  I am going to get a work out making this quilt.  

When Koda Bear got back from his Dad's, he walked into my sewing room.  He is my helper.  The smile on his face tried to break it when he saw that his quilt was being quilted.  I think this one is going to be a win.  Now if there was a few more hours and a bit more energy between now and Christmas day, everything might get finished.  I am at the point of not worrying.  

Baking will happen tomorrow.  Hopefully some quilting.  Maybe pajamas cut out.  Too much.  Oh well.


spending a lot of time quilting

It has been a wild and crazy week.  When I am at my sewing machine, I am seeing a lot of this!  I am trying to get two quilts done for next week.  One is a Christmas present and needs to be mailed.  The other is for the shop.  Plus, I have one more quilt that I am trying to get the top done and basted today so I can start the quilting on that!

I cannot say sitting here and quilting is a bad thing.  Koda Bear comes and helps treadle.  Or he cuts threads for me.  He is cutting shapes out of fabric scraps.  We work maths.  He cuddles into me and we talk or he plays.  We read, both on my phone for e-books (because then he is just like everyone else) or hardcopy books.  It is a good space.  He likes me working here.  Except for missing dropping me off to work occasionally.  He misses adventures with doughnuts.  Who can blame the Bear?

It has also been a busy week due to just the season.  More people reaching out.  More people wanting to see each other.  Most of the year, I can easily be a hermit.  Not this time of year.  I also have a friend who I am checking on who had a hip replacement the day before Thanksgiving.  Even though her Mom and Sister are here, it does not mean I do not wish to check.  I took a kugelhopf over there late this week.  

It is so easy to be a hermit because friends and loved ones are spread across the world anymore.  But that is life.  I can still sigh.


this week. . .

Feels like it is going to be all about quilts.  And baking old recipes for gifts.  I am making a yeasted "cake" for me and making an extra for a friend that I will be seeing later this week.

I actually had help with the basting of this quilt.  Koda Bear.  Help is always interesting because no matter who helps, I have a lot of adjusting to do when I am actually working on the quilting.  But when Koda Bear is not putting safety pins in the quilt he is handing me opened ones.  That is such a help!  

Have three total quilts I need to work on this week.  It will be interesting to see what happens in the rest of the week.  Maybe the sun will come out and I will actually get a bit of walk.  I need to be better at self care.  Once I get started in the morning, it is hard for me to stop!

Now, off to moving.