Saturday, May 2, 2009

It's time to sew!

I've been sewing alot the last couple of days.....
....mainly making covers for my outdoor furniture.
A few years ago Mike bought this huge roll of light blue fabric at a Honeywell garage sale for $5!
(you can see the roll in one of the pictures below)
Actually he bought several of them.
The fabric is very durable AND washable without shrinking!
So it is perfect fabric for making covers and tableclothes for outside.

My ultimate plan is to make pillows and throw quilts in co-ordinating/contrasting fabric to add some sparkle. As you can see from some of these pictures I've already kinda started this.

I've been working on piecing a quilt from the co-ordinating fabric. The pattern is called a Love Ring and it is from an old quilting book that still had you make cardboard templates. AND do pieced curves. It's been a long time since I've made templates, but it was kinda fun to do since when I started quilting that was ALL the was available. It's amazing to see how far quilting has evolved in the last 20 years!

The last customer quilt I finished is this one:

This pieced top was the very first one this quiltmaker has ever sewn. She made simple squares out of bright fabric and this quilt looks fabulous!
I think she did a great job!

I've got a king-sized quilt on the frames at the moment. It's a BIG one!

I've been having so much fun in my garden this year. I've actually got one big, red tomato that is almost ready to be picked. It's the first one!
However I have been enjoying my cherry tomatoes for a week or so now.

This is Betsy.........she just wanted to say hello.........
and tell you that anytime is NAP time.

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