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!