Monday, December 16, 2013

13th finish for 2013 and the next one is in progress

Here is the musical quilt all finished include the label. It goes in the mail today.

I spent time on Saturday when I go back from a harrowing trip from Dover and Sugarcreek cutting up my niece's t-shirts and ironing on the interfacing. My trip was scary because the snow started falling and by the time I was about 20 miles from home the interstate was messy. Now I have driven thru worse, but it still wasn't fun. I was exhausted, but very grateful when I made it home. Back to the t-shirts. There were 32 shirts and now they are hanging on the design wall. I rearranged them a bit to get the colors dispersed across the whole piece.

I now have a big bag of scraps that I cut up into usable sized pieces for caulking rags. I was hurting for caulking rags, but now I am well supplied and they will be put to use over the holidays. I plan on taking vacation which will include working on the house as well as quilting.

My trip Saturday to Sugarcreek was to stock up on baking supplies. Then Sunday morning I went to the grocery at 7 am to beat the crowds and pick up a few item they don't carry at the bulk food store Sugarcreek. With the snow we received and the cold temps there weren't many people at the grocery at 7 am on Sunday. I am glad to get that job out of the way. Here are my supplies for sweet potato casserole, cookies, and pies.

So far I have only been able to find two pie pans. It seems like every year I lose one. I will have to make a trip over to my brother's house and see if he has any I can borrow. I use to work at a bakeware manufacturer and I use to bring home stacks of pans, but now 12 years later I realize I should not have give away so many!


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I love that little quilt!

Unknown said...

That little quilt has personality.

Vicki W said...

That's one of my all-time favorite baby quilts that you've made. I just love that red zig zag.

Glen QuiltSwissy said...

I can't remember the name of the person who taught shirt quilts at our guild but I love the system. She grids the space with 2, 4, or some inches scale you like. And she lays the shirt parts within this grid. That way she know what the add in portions need to be and makes blocks like flying geese etc to fill in. They turn out so beautiful.

LOL, try artichokes!,