March 9, 2019

ABC grandkids help grandma out

The fifth theme of Project Quilting’s 10th season is abecedarius. That sent this wordie on a search through Wikipedia, the dictionary and the Internet. 

Basically, an abecedarius is a special type of acrostic in which the first letter of every word, strophe or verse follows the order of the letters in the alphabet.

Fortunately, my daughter made this easy. First came Amelia. Then Baylor and Collin.

I finished up this 8-inch by 28 inch-wall hanging with a family portrait. 

The small project let me experiment with some June Taylor fabric, my ink jet printer and some iPhone apps. 

The challenge is issued on Sunday and you have one week to finish. Read more and see all the projects

This challenge quilt was made in Greeneville Tennessee.


January 27, 2019

Challenge met with the blues

Time for the Blues

 Progress. I finished the second challenge of Project Quilting in real life. We had one week to create a project that included only the colors red, white and/or blue.

This is the first time I have successfully sewn or embroidered since surgeries on both eyes starting in October 2017. (Not 2018 as originally posted). Only two needles, three threaders were lost during this project.

I pulled red, white and blue fabrics from my limited stash. But as you can see I only used the blues. Lucky me I could find the box of blue threads and flosses. Still not sure which of the boxes in the craft room or garage holds the lace motifs or charms so as crazy quilts go this is a rather plain block. Make that really plain for me.

Still despite a few days of sleeping around the clock, another day and a few sessions with the wonderful 2 year old granddaughter who no longer enjoys watching grandma stitch, I finished.

The 10.5 inch circle is encased in an embroidery hoop. Every seam is decorated with a stitch or trimming. Best of all, it is done. It was made in the house on the hill in Tennessee. 

While the world chooses its favorites from all finished projects, I hope to work on unpacking more of the boxes. Maybe. 
See all of this week’s entries and read about the challenge. You can even vote.

Detail of a few seams