Monday, August 04, 2008

Catchin' flies...

Isn't that just a hoot?! Abe had the jitters during Bible study last night- I knew he was sleepy because he missed his nap. Daddy finally settled him in between him and John- no room to wiggle and he was asleep in 60 seconds! Sitting like a big man, of course.





Two gallons of strips...

No, I don't usually measure my fabrics that way, but I had two 1-gallon ziplock bags, filled with strips. All different widths and fabrics- from reproductions to batiks. This is the start of my coin quilt. I have a few more blocks(7.5x10.5") to make, and then I can put it all together with strips of something from the stash- I'm trying real hard to use up what I have. I'm thinking a golden-toned neutral. I foundation pieced them using pages from my telephone book. An old telephone book. I was amazed at how fast it went. I'll treat the kids into pulling off all the paper- funny how the little ones think that is a high time!


Funny thing happened after I decided to not sell the little pocket papers... John had a friend ask for 20... so we did, and he made $3 per book- 50 cents of each sale was mine. Enough to buy more notebooks. It felt good to sew on a quilt again after these little projects. Hope everyone had a great weekend and a non-stressful Monday!!


5 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

love your scrap strips -- I've always been partial to coin quilts, but I seem to favor patterned fabric and think they lok best out of fairly solid colours....

Darcie said...

Aw...so cute! He's just plum tuckered out, isn't he! Too sweet.

You and John are on a roll, aren't you! Twenty of them! Wow...hurray for both!

Love your tele-strings! Your kiddos are just the best to help you out with the "paper work!" What sweeties. I've done a few blocks that way as well...and actually, the tele paper is not too bad to pull off. I've also heard of some using dryer softener sheets. I usually rip mine into thirds though...so I'd be in for some itty bitty little string blocks, wouldn't I! ;-)

Love you gallonfuls! ;-)

Ye Merrie Quilter said...

That's such a great picture of your little guy! Something to torture him with later, for sure! You sure keep busy with lots of projects! I started a string-like quilt with big pieces, but I tried to keep them in the fall colors family. I got several strips sewn together, and then it took up residence in the UFO box. It's got good company, though! I must have about 50 of them now.
Karen

Candace said...

He sure is a cutie, and the picture was a cheerer-upper. Looks like your coin quilt is going to be pretty and cheerful.

Isobel said...

Your mama was telling me about these little covers. They are really interesting...quite lovely.