Saturday, June 27, 2015

LONG WEEK

The reason the week has seemed extra long is because I have been working on the garage sale fund raiser at my church - it raises funds for the women's ministry.  First it was taking in all the donations, then pricing and arranging and then yesterday was the first day (very successful).  Today is the final day.  We are all very tired!

I finished quilting this baby quilt earlier this week.  The blocks are from my guild in Texas.  Before I moved, I had signed up for a "block of the month" where each month you make an assigned block.  Then you turn it in.  There are 12 people in each group and at the end of the year you have 12 sets of blocks with different themes.  Then you draw and everyone gets one set.  Since we moved in the middle of the year, I mailed mine in for June through December and my name drew the baby blocks.  I think they turned out very cute.


I wasn't sure how I was going to quilt it and after quilting one block (top right) I decided I didn't like that quilting, so I changed it to the lines.  I didn't mark anything, except the 2 lines in the rectangles that form a "V" and I marked that with a hepa marker.  The top right block might just stay the way it is, but I am thinking about taking out the quilting and making it like the rest.


This is the end of my cow fabric.  I had bought it at a garage sale and used it to back several  baby quilts.


I think it might take me another week to recuperate from the garage sale!  I'll be happy to get back to having more time to sew.

11 comments:

canuckquilter said...

The baby quilt did turn out well. I like marking with a hera marker - no lines to erase! I hope you recover from the garage sale so you can enjoy sewing time!

Janet O. said...

Sounds like a very draining experience.
Your quilting looks great on the baby quilt

CecileD said...

Ruth, the quilting makes the quilt very cute !!
Bravo !

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

This is such a cute little quilt; and rest up :)

lillianscupboard said...

Love the quilt and the cow fabric. I wish I could have attended the garage sale.

---"Love" said...

Garage sales like that are always very tiring! Get some rest! Your quilting on the baby quilt looks great to me. I love how you did it. ---"Love"

Doniene said...

Cute, cute, cute!! Get some rest!!!

Blessings and hugs!

a good yarn said...

Such a sweet quilt and I like the quilt design. Fundraisers are an awful lot of work.

Marsha said...

Well, you have done your good deed with the garage sale, hope it was very successful! Sounds like you put in a lot of work. I love the baby quilt, the fabrics are so cute and the cows on the back are adorable. Now take some time for yourself, you have earned it.

Karen said...

Did you find any treasures at the sale that had to come home with you?

Barb said...

what a cute quilt! I hope the sale went well!