Tuesday, September 27, 2022


Yes, I am already thinking about my next project even though the 4-patch quilt is not done yet. I didn't get any quilting done last night because I had a hair appointment after work. By the time I got home it was almost 7 p.m. I have been watching Wanda add blocks to a log cabin quilt and I think it is about time I got my log cabin quilt quilted. I remember thread basting this quilt when I was pregnant the summer of 1978. Yes, this quilt top is 44 years old. This was the second large quilt I had pieced. I started hand quilting it, but did not work on it very often. It went thru a move, some remodeling, and it ended up very dusty and dirty. I decided to take out the hand quilting - about 6 blocks - wash the backing and the top, and then it just sat. I am kind of glad it worked out this way since now it will have 80/20 batting instead of poly. It is a big quilt; I made it to fit my bed at the time, but I don't remember the measurements. I will measure it when I go to pin baste it. The backing has a stain on it, from what I don't know, but I am going to use the backing fabric anyway. It is part of the story!
The other project I am going to work on is my denim jacket. I had started taking apart the lining at the back neck as it was torn and coming apart. I hadn't gotten around to fixing it and now that the weather is cooling off I want to get the lining fixed so I can wear it. I also need to fix the lining at the interior pocket. These repairs will be a combination of machine and hand sewing. A good thing to work on while I watch football.
I did wrangle my zebra grass plant this weekend. It spreads out so much it is hard to mow the grass and it flails into the neighbor's driveway.
I ended up driving in two posts to tie the yarn on to and bundle up the grass. It has fluffed out a bit since I took this photo, but it is a bit more under control. Crazy plant!


Ann said...

I fixed a lined jacket last year. Since it had to be hand-sewn, it was perfect to work on in the evenings during a show. Just like you.
I like the way your zebra grass spread although it probably was too much. Why don't the deer it it instead of our flowers and veggies???

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

It will be fun to see the old fabrics in your log cabin quilt.

Vicki W said...

Finishing the log cabin will be cool! The fabrics should bring back a lot of memories...hopefully good ones. Fixing the jacket will be a great football project. I have a jacket that I bought almost 20 years ago when I was working in London. It's my absolute favorite jacket. Whenever it wear or gets damaged it will be repaired for sure. I want to keep it forever.