This and that….

Yesterday, DH and I took a little road trip to our favorite outlet store. I was able to finish this sock except for the bind off. I heard about a good stretchy bind off but had failed to take the directions with me to try it out. I hope to finish it later today.


I also cut more pieces for my little ShooFly block a day that I am doing in February.


I joined the Small Quilt Talk Yahoo group. This was started by Kathleen Tracy of The Sentimental Quilter blog. She has written several lovely books such as The Civil War Sewing Circle and Remembering Adelia. The Small Quilt Talk group if set up for the challenge of making one small quilt a month, usually from one of Kathleen’s books.  The quilt for February has 5 blocks. I cut the pieces and pieced 4 patches last night:


This morning, I pieced one Shoo Fly and one of the blocks for the little quilt.


Oddly, they are pretty much the same block! Yesterday, I also started quilting the center of Daughter #1’s wedding quilt. My frame is not large enough to quilt the whole thing in one go so I will have to add the borders in a quilt-as-you-go fashion. My dear hubby got me these anti-fatigue mats at Harbor Freight for standing on at the frame.


Notice any problems in that there picture? Here let me show you a close up:


Yep, the batting is too short. Ugggg!!!!!!!! Oh well, this isn’t too difficult to fix. And yes, it is not the first time I have done this! I have about half of the center of the quilt quilted. I hope to have this done and start adding borders tomorrow. The shower is 3 weeks from today so I need to get this done!

Until next time….


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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3 Responses to This and that….

  1. Ronna says:

    I’ve done that before…I was underneath the frame stitching on a strip of batting. Almost upside was funny LATER. =)

  2. Cathy says:

    Love the color you chose for the socks. I’m in the process of going through scraps and cutting them into pieces for mini quilts. I love Kathleens quilts and have several of her books. Hugs

  3. Yes, I have done that, too. Most any thing you can do wrong – I have at one time or another. Looks like you have lots to keep you busy for a while. I like it all!

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