Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Oldies, Newbies, and All That Jazz....

and here I am with the inside scoop *VBS* I know I've been missing quite a bit lately. It's not anything I really want to talk about right now. My vision and health are fine,thank you to so many who worry about me. *VBS* It's good to be liked! Thank you *VBS* You make me smile with my heart. Here's a newly finished "newbie", altho it's been around for awhile. I seem to work in stages. Finished up the quilting(with salmon perle cotton no less) Finally found a binding fabric I liked, and now it's D.O.N.E.
 And this is also an old "newbie". I started it years ago, hand quilting the clamshells that were so very hard for me to see the past couple of years. I marked them darker(to heck with the chalk showing) and now it's finished and bound. I'm 2 or 2!!
 On the "oldies" front, I've pulled this little number from the storage bin. It was one of the first ones with my new Doreen Speckman template set(back in the 1990). She had merchandises a set called "Peaky and Spike". Being a Doreen fan(she's a WI quilter*VBS*)Betsy and I both bought a set! Unfortunately, template free versions of almost everything quilty came shortly after and Peaky and Spike seldom get used any more. This one is hand quilted with various colors of perle cotton.
 And "all that jazz" is under the needle, as it were. I got the baby bowties machine quilted over the past weekend, and am in the binding process in the evenings. The baby it's for hasn't put in an appearance as yet, so I'm in luck! As of today, this scrappy kitchen sink variation got the last of its pins and is about half quilted just this morning. I'm making progress. I have another ready to pin, and a top on the ironing board for pressing. The "ready" top in is going to have to move over and let me quilt the strippy one first. I hope everyone is having a good go at summer in their corner of the world. Hugs for all, Finn
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21 comments:

Michele's Quilting Journey said...

So very happy to have you back, dear friend. The sunshine brings us back from the shadows when the time is right. And how lovely it is to visit you, today! So many fun quilts to share with us.

The history of your journey with each and every quilt is the charm that draws us to you, your work, and your blog! Welcome back and keep the quilt history and its part in your life going! I love your stories!!!

scrappy quilter said...

Dear friend, you've been missed. Love those quilts, you are on a roll. Thinking of you often.

Louise SS said...

I'm glad you are back, missed you!
You have been busy ... so many finishes! Good for you!

YankeeQuilter said...

I think lots of folks have slowed down in blogland over the summer...your little quilts look great.

Granny Lyn said...

It is great to see you! We've missed your scrappy stories! YOu've gotten a lot done, tho! Congrats on all the finishes!

Sunna Reyr said...

Nice going there, nothing beats sewing when some serious thinking and mulling through things needs to be done. Good to know you are well.

AnnieO said...

Sorry some difficulties have kept you away from us--but your busy hands bring wonderful sights! Love your little quilts and all the happy fabrics mixed all together :)

em's scrapbag said...

Good to hear from you again. Love Peaky and Spikey. Congrats on some finishes.

julieQ said...

Plaid!!! I love your plaid little lovely quilt!

Coleen said...

It's so nice to have them finished.
Now you can start more! LOL

Julie in the Barn said...

So glad to hear from you. You have obviously been busy and all the projects look great. I, too, have those templates from Doreen. She was a featured speaker at my guild and even autographed the box. I've never used the templates (hanging my head in shame.) What a sad day when the quilt world lost that lovely lady.

On a happier note, I'm spending a rainy day cleaning up the chaos in my sewing room and putting together a little package to send your way.

Hugs to you from out west.

Greenmare said...

oh my goodness, you have been so busy!!! you must feel awesome having so many finishes!!!! Each and every one is a treasure!

Carin said...

Finn missed you glad your back!

You have been one very busy quilter and they all look fantastic!

dee said...

so glad to hear from you. I love these little darling pieces. So sweet and scrappy!
Thanks for stopping by to say hi.

Chris said...

Wishing you well in what ever way you need it.

ROZ said...

I love those scrappy quilts!

Barbara C said...

It's good to see you--and your lovely quiltse.

Meggie said...

Lovely to see you back! Love those quilts. I have been giving myself stern lectures about getting some oldies quilted!

Cher said...

aren't these the sweetest little quilts! love your choices in all things, from fabric, to quilting, to color of perle cotton and binding.
always good to read your blog.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Wooo hooo, look at all of those finishes. Let me know when you run out, I think I have a couple extra tops 'round here somewhere.

Stephanie D. said...

Yea! Finn's back!

It must be a great feeling to get a bunch of stuff done. Sometimes finishing off a lot of little projects is necessary so we can continue to plod along on the larger ones.