Friday, January 24, 2014

Friday Finishes - Homespun

I am finally making progress on UFO's.  This week I quilted my Couch Quilt pattern by  This is the child size 45.5" x 60".

Its made from homespuns and one piece of flannel.  I was going to teach this class up at Pieceful Gathering in Fox River Grove.  We were trying to pick out "guy" fabrics.  It quilted up beautifully.  I just used a star edge to edge pattern and Robinson-Anton brown thread.  The thread was fairly linty but my tension was good.  I had lots of help during picture taking.  Indy in the bottom left and Rascal on the quilt.
When buying dog food last time, I picked up this big dog toy for our Aussies.  It even has a squeeker in it.  We needed something tough that they can chew on as well as retrieve.  All the dogs like it and wrestle for who is going to get it next.  See who wins?  The Yorkie runs the house.  The fact that he can jump up on the sofa with it is amazing.  Rascal only weighs 6.5 lbs.
The scrappy binding is made.  I just need to square up the quilt and sew on the binding.  This is my quilt.  Whoop! Whoop!  I finally quilted one of my own quilts. 
See anything wrong with this picture?  Yes, I loaded it wrong.  I had to take the top off and turn it so it would fit the backing and batting.  Thus, I am not perfect.  Next time, measure twice, load once!!
With this awful cold weather, I am trying to do most chores without my husband.  He is working long hours right now, with a long commute.  I am trying to be "Susie Homemaker" so all he has to do is walk in the door, eat, shower and relax.  So in the afternoon I have to run to the horse barn and clean stalls.  Meet Hoot, our quarter horse.
He had frost on his whiskers yesterday.  I let him run up and down the hallway of the barn to get some exercise.  Its so icy out the door of the barn, I can't take him out.  I can barely get out with the manure wheel barrow.  I have fallen once this year and don't want to repeat that. I now do chores in the daylight, because I fell at night in the dark and laid there looking at the stars.  It knocked the wind out of me.  Thankfully I wasn't hurt, just sore the next day.
Working on filler blocks for Country Threads 2013 scrap quilt.
One row together.
Since it was so frigid yesterday, I put on a pot of chili to simmer.  Made cornbread to go with and Mrs. Sipp's snickerdoodle cookies ( for dessert.  First time I have used that recipe and they are going fast.  Its a winner!
I finally got together with my sewing buddy, Cathy K.  This is what she made me for Christmas.  Its he hilarious.  It was filled with a bag of dark chocolate M & M's, my favorite.  This free pattern link was on Bonnie Hunter's blog.

 Also, Cathy K. loves making cute pin cushion.  Its so adorable.
Here is Cathy's own personal one.  She says it has a headache?  Wonder why?
I have been busily working on these blocks (30) for my dad's wedding quilt.  I have about 26 done.  I hope to start putting the center of quilt together this weekend.  I plan to report on it Monday on the Design Wall blog post.
Have a great weekend.  Since the weather is so cold, hope you are getting lots of sewing time!
Yours in quilting,


  1. You are super busy and a wonderful wife from reading your post!! Love all your quilting projects!

  2. Looks like you have been busy! Congratulations on your finishes. The snickerdoodles look wonderful.

  3. Congrats on quilting your own quilt. I love the simple pattern.