Monday, October 20, 2014

Gold Mine!!

So I found a big box of quilts that I had forgotten I had. They have been in a huge box with some tablecloths in our climate controlled storage barn. I brought them over this weekend and it was Christmas!

 All of these were made, to the best of my knowledge, by my grandmother, mother,and aunts in the 30s. I know a lot of the fabric is feed sack, and some is just beautiful.  Paisleys!!!  Not one of these has a label and they make me want to go grap a marker and start labeling all my quilts that aren't done.

They smell a little musty.  Do you think it would hurt them to air fluff with a dryer sheet?  Or should they hang in the sun?

STARS!!!!  I love this one!  It has a couple of different yellows in the background, but it's still beautiful.

Love this!!!
Looks like they had some printed squares and just used it on the back.  Did they put those on feedsacks?

This is the only quilt I remember, but I don't know where or why.  I think one of the fabrics had a velvety feel.
The one below is the best shape all around.  I love it.  It just has one place I need to mend.

Grace had a headache today so she came to our house.  She perked up pretty well after Tylenol and we had a good visit!

Friday, October 17, 2014


Finally, I got something done!! No pictures, but trust me.

  1. Sewed together winter row quilt.  Must decide on border or no border.
  2. Traced and personalized a haunted house to do a hand project for a friend.
  3. Trimmed and put my own border around both of the ugliest Frozen panels in the world.
  4. Practiced on my the Tiara.  I drew shapes and tied to follow them.  Might work.

Now I get to spend the evening with a grandson.  Doesn't get any better than that!

Monday, October 13, 2014


I have been so excited!! I actually bought this at the AQS show in Chattanooga about a month ago! Then came some surgery and lots of time not being able to go get it. Finally!!!! I got it Friday and have been slowly getting everything set up and ready. It has been harder without my chief helper around to do the heavy work, but I managed to find help.

 I think I got a good deal. I got the Babylock Tiara II, mat for the top, the table, the bobbin winder, the stitch regulator, and the 3 year gold warranty program for roughly $1000 more than a used machine without regulator, tables, etc. I feel pretty good about it. There were several I'd rather have if I were filthy rich, but this fits my budget for now.

I am a pretty bad FMQuilte on my DM, so here's hoping I can get this right!!

 This is the back of my of my Halloween quilt, HocusPocusville.  Since the name is quilting confessions, I'll admit the awful truth.  I didn't have enough of the backing fabric I wanted so I just ordered 2 more yards.  Well guess what?  Still not enough.  So I took some left over fabric from the front and made a basic design.  I tell myself it has more interest this way.  (Yes, I do realize I'm full of it!!)  Wish I'd had enough.
In other news, my 6 month mammogram was today, and it's "iffy" .  I am hoping we can watch it for a while. Dr. tomorrow.   And my wonderful husband of 30 years today is almost 4 weeks out of his surgery and on the mend.