Thursday, June 14, 2012

more needle and thREADs

I hand-quilted the final red pinwheel last week and set the quilt aside.
I need to machine quilt the outer border, but I'm still mulling over how, exactly.
I've also somehow managed to lose my thread.
Which makes proceeding more than a little difficult.
No worries though;
my latest project is sucking up all my sewing time.

Like the memory game ~ I love knowing which project every single scrap is from ~ I bet you recognize a lot of them :-)

This is the most tedious thing I've ever sewn, I think ~ all that starting and stopping and turning!
I could've already sewn a whole quilt top 
in the time I've spent on this silly shower curtain for the bathroom operation,
and I'm not even half done yet!
Some friends have joked that my scraps will get bigger and bigger as I move down.
The pieces haven't gotten bigger yet, but you'll notice my spaces have...

At first, I pinned my fabric scraps on my background fabric (a thrifted sheet).
but I ended up using my trusty basting glue 'cause I was losing pins (and getting poked!) left and right.

It gets all tangled up very quickly!

Amazingly, I've also managed quite a bit of reading this week.
(A trip to the library helps a lot :-)
Interestingly, and quite by accident,
all four books that I read, the Book Thief, Summer at Tiffany, Song for Summer,
and Jacob Have I Loved were set during WWII.
My favorite of the four was the Book Thief, but it did take me awhile to get into it.
I'm still trying to decide if I should have Brandon read it or not;
he hates books that have sad parts in them,
and it's just kinda weird and takes some getting used to, that the narrator is Death.
Still, it was a pretty good book...
If you're interested in what others are sewing and reading these days, visit Elizabeth's

needle and thREAD


  1. Oh, that quilt is so pretty and fresh! My 6yo is sitting beside me at the moment and says to tell you she LOVES it too!! Great job.

  2. Can't wait to see it hanging in the finished bathroom!
    I'm imagining the girls sitting and saying... (never mind that visualization. hehe!)


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