Sunday, June 26, 2011

Stitching again.

We've been home for a week from our trip north. It takes a while to get chores caught up and back in the swing of home life. So I had not yet gotten my sewing machine out to do any piecing or quilting. Truthfully, I did not feel like sewing; I am always pretty tired after those trips and just a little blue. This time, with the stuff we brought home--the old sewing machine, various collections of my Mom's, the clothing that I plan to use for future projects--I was a bit more so than usual. So I was dragging my feet to get to sewing.
Which is completely silly! I always feel better after I finally get motivated and start pushing fabric bits under the presser foot. So after a morning of pinning and cutting for several of my old projects that are next to move to completion, I got the Bernina out.
First I made a couple of happy scrappy houses for a fellow HMQGer. She is planning a king-sized, double-sided quilt made with these cute little houses! (She needs 400 houses! She may be crazy!) I admit that they are pretty darn adorable and pretty fun to make. I may have to make a few for myself.

my house

purple cottage

I am ready to assemble the last quarter of the postage stamps; the wonky stars are nearly a top; the centers are pinned in place for the Dresden plates. More on these later when there is real progress to report.
I also did some thinking about what I may do with my Mom's and Dad's shirts. I got cut the shirts cut up ready to do something with. For some reason, cutting the buttons off these shirts kind of bothered me. But it is a process, isn't it?
I like a few of these ideas and am eager to start working on them.

thinking on paper


Karamat said...

I love the kitty in your window! I was thinking I need to add a kitty or puppy into the window of my block.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Those house blocks are so much fun!! I really want to make a house quilt one day. The cat in the window is very cute!! Love your sketches. I'm so random with doodles on backs on envelopes and scraps of paper. When will I learn to use one of the zillion notebooks I have. Looking forward to seeing which pattern you use.

Odile said...

Don't take off all buttons from old garments. Front of shirts make marvellous back for cushions. With already sewn button and already made button holes! Just cut a square or a rectangle, pin it with your small quilt and here is a new cushion!