Wednesday, March 27, 2013

SOME PROJECTS

I am finally getting back to quilting my Civil War quilt.  This morning I was up at 5:00 AM and got in at least an hour and a half of quilting.  Then I had to do some yard work and now I'm blogging.

DH & I went to a couple garage sales on Saturday and I saw a display case which I bought.  I had been wanting to get one to display some items from my Grandma & Grandpa.  I put a few things in it, but it isn't fixed up the way I want it yet.  The items I put in are:  butterfly block Grandma made (I have one more of these - there were only two), mittens Grandma made (I never liked the mittens because they weren't "cute" like my friends had), Grandma's buttonhole scissors, Grandpa's bank book, and the article about their 50th wedding anniversary celebration in 1949.  I want to get a copy of their wedding picture to put in as well as a better copy of their 50th anniversary picture - which my sister is going to send me.  I also have some lace that Grandma crouched and put on a pillowcase.  I plan to remove it from the pillowcase and put some of it in the display case.  


I bought one of those tiny 2 1/2" charm packs at the quilt show and sewed them together.  It's not very big, so I'm adding the embroidery on each end.  One is finished and I have the other one to do.  The two ends will be rounded.


I made this GFG lap quilt (top only) several years ago and it is on my UFO list.  I decided to make it bigger because my original idea of just adding a border didn't look right to me.  So I'm enlarging it and the border will be more hexagons made into smaller flowers.


Like these.  They will all be made with red fabric - except the one black one (I just love that fabric and don't have any more left).


Hope you are getting some sewing/quilting done this week!

13 comments:

Janet O. said...

Wonderful remembrance box.
Are you incorporating that stitchery into the blue squares quilt somehow?
Love the border you are adding to the hexie project!

Sally A said...

Keep up the beautiful work, we are having a little rain so can't get into the yard. My friend is coming for lunch and she is going to help me with my treadle so it should be a fun day! Happy Easter Sally from Oregon.

Liriopia said...

I like, I like! You do such beautiful work, Ruth. Will you show us a picture of your showcase when you have it completed?

Liri

Patti said...

Wow! You have accomplished a lot!

Lori said...

I love your shadow box full of treasures. Don't you wish you would have worn the mittens?
Love your GFG!!

Barb said...

How clever to add embroidery to it, looks lovely!

MARCIE said...

Love your shadow box! Very nice collection. I should do one like that for my Grandmother. Your other projects are lovely as well.

Beth said...

I love the shadow box. I have some things from my Grandma that I want to do something with.
Your embroidery is so pretty with those pretty blue 2 1/2 squares.
Don't even get me started on the hexies. I am totally in love with them. Yours is beautiful already and you are still adding to it.

Betty Lou said...

What a nice way to remember your grandparents and enjoy seeing some of their everyday treasures. Wonderful hexie quilt.

Karen said...

What a keepsake you've made. Have fun sewing.

lillianscupboard said...

Love all that you are doing, especially the memory box. Of all people, your grandma would understand that you wanted mittens like the other kids had.
Lillian
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Every Stitch said...

Love that display case and how you have arranged it - such a nice thing to have on display. Love all those hexagons - looking beautiful!
Hilda

a good yarn said...

I like you idea to display the mementoes from your grandparents. Terrific ideas for enlarging projects that are not quite the right size.