Thursday, June 08, 2006


It drives me absolutely crazy when I can't sew! Whether the power if off because of a storm, or my machine is gone for cleaning...or...because my eyes are playing games, it makes me crazy. In the case of my eyes, I can get around it somewhat by sewing what isn't seam allowance critical. I had some of these Strip Twist, a pattern at Bonnie's Quiltville, made up. So I joined then in the 4 section blocks and then laid them out. I only need the top to be 40" X 60" for WTIL, so it's a full 3 blocks and a single row added at the out side edge. Once I get borders on it...it's a UFO finish !! So something good came from this "down" time. Yesterday, it occurred to me that Tonya's letters would be quite forgiving in the seam department..that's up next..*VBS* Posted by Picasa

16 comments:

Jeanne said...

Well this sure doesn't look like down time to me! This is great -- I always love scrappy!!!

cindyquilts said...

I cannot imagine you really sitting still for 'down time'. Wrap Them in Love will love this one too.

Let those eyes be restored soon!

hugs,
Cindy B.

Nellie Bass Durand said...

That type of set with strips of scraps always amazes and delights me. It looks like fractured light such as seen in beveled glass.

dot said...

Looking good, You are an amazing women. An inspiration to me. I will keep you in my prayers.

Ann said...

So glad you are up and running again, Finn. The quilt is looking great. That is another on my "to-do" list.

joyce said...

The quilt looks great. I can't believe you did it with your eyes closed! Well maybe not literally but close enough.

Dawn said...

Another UFO finished! YES! The quilt looks so fun! Can't wait to see what you do with those letters if you start them!

Carolyn said...

I love that quilt pattern, it's on my list to try! I'm delighted that you are up and sewing again, Finn. It doesn't seem like anything keeps you down for long!

Carolyn

Tracey said...

Way to go, Finn! There's no slowing you down now is there? It looks beautiful!! :o)

((HUGS)) for your day!

cher said...

way to go Finn! I so enjoy this pattern-I did one too for wrap'em a while back-fast and fun! glad you found something you could do with your limited sight...looking forward to the letter play.

Fiona said...

I like this pattern - have done one myself - the scrappier the better, I say.

YankeeQuilter said...

Trust me the letters are very forgiving! It drives my husband crazy because he says I'm not paying attention while I make the letters! Hope the eyes are feeling better.
Siobhan

ForestJane said...

So glad you 're feeling better and back to sewing!

How big of a strip-twist quilt are you going to make? I love all your colors in that one. :)

Maggie Ann said...

You are amazing!! another colorful heartwarming quilt. I enjoy all the quilting & sewing you do...seeing it via the world wide web. Ain't life grand...=)

Tonya R said...

yes, play with letters - they are very forgiving. Does help to sew in a straight line tho...

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Another great quilt! Try getting a strip of mole skin (sold in the pharmacy for corns on your feet) and run it right along the edge of your machine at the 1/4" mark. It will make a nice, long 1/4" guide for you to run your fabric along as you sew - it might help.

Cheers!

Evelyn