So glad to see more posts

My post about "no posts" generated responses from many of you. Glad to
see I am not alone. October is the month when I give away the charity
quilts made throughout the year. The problem is much of September must
be spent binding the quilts. I love to piece tops. Quilting is done by
someone else on a long arm machine but that final boring task of
binding is up to me. When working on my own quilts or one for a gift I
usually enjoy the relaxing hand sewing of binding. With twenty charity
quilts to finish they must be bound on the machine. The gal who does
the long arm work gives them back ten at a time. I should have started
the first batch as soon as she returned them. It is like
exercising---once I start stitching it isn't so bad, being motivated
to start is the problem. Seven are bound. If I turn off this computer
another would be finished before dinner. Once the quilts are bound I
can start a quilt for my granddaughter who is expected in December.
That is motivation to finish the bindings.
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Susan Laity Price
Congratulations on the new baby. Only one quilt?! I did a small cot sized one and a larger one to go on the floor for kicking time. I had a request for another small sized one but without batting and with a fleecy backing, so I did two (not minky but the fabric fleece jackets are made of). On our last visit DDinL raved about them so I am doing another two as they are so easy and quilt like a dream. One is for the normal buggy and the other for the special buggy with larger thinner wheels and extra springing so Reuben can accompany them on runs (they are both keen runners). Modern baby equipment is another world to me!
I have just bought a panel of roads and railway tracks - looking ahead as he is only 3 months. I am enjoying being a Granny, it really is special and there is a never-ending list of things you can make for little people!
Sally at the Seaside ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~uk
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Sally Swindells
Wow! You should get the finisher award when you get through the bindings on all those quilts. We'll be your cheerleaders if you need us to. Taria
My post about "no posts" generated responses from many of you. Glad to see I am not alone. October is the month when I give away the charity quilts made throughout the year. The problem is much of September must be spent binding the quilts. I love to piece tops. Quilting is done by someone else on a long arm machine but that final boring task of binding is up to me. When working on my own quilts or one for a gift I usually enjoy the relaxing hand sewing of binding. With twenty charity quilts to finish they must be bound on the machine. The gal who does the long arm work gives them back ten at a time. I should have started the first batch as soon as she returned them. It is like exercising---once I start stitching it isn't so bad, being motivated to start is the problem. Seven are bound. If I turn off this computer another would be finished before dinner. Once the quilts are bound I can start a quilt for my granddaughter who is expected in December. That is motivation to finish the bindings.
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Taria
You are catching on to the grandma job pretty well Sally! Taria
Congratulations on the new baby. Only one quilt?! I did a small cot sized one and a larger one to go on the floor for kicking time. I had a request for another small sized one but without batting and with a fleecy backing, so I did two (not minky but the fabric fleece jackets are made of). On our last visit DDinL raved about them so I am doing another two as they are so easy and quilt like a dream. One is for the normal buggy and the other for the special buggy with larger thinner wheels and extra springing so Reuben can accompany them on runs (they are both keen runners). Modern baby equipment is another world to me!
I have just bought a panel of roads and railway tracks - looking ahead as he is only 3 months. I am enjoying being a Granny, it really is special and there is a never-ending list of things you can make for little people!
Sally at the Seaside ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~uk
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Taria
Checking in here too. I am ashamed to say that although I lurk every day I do not post much.
Like Sally, I am now a granny too (4 weeks ago today) so there have been baby quilts in my life, although not a lot of others recently. However, I am taking myself off to a quilt retreat (with classes) next Friday through Sunday.
Otherwise life continues and RCTQ brightens my day most mornings!!
Cheers for now Tutu Cape Town, South Africa
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Tutu Haynes-Smart
Oh Tutu - you're a granny! How lovely for you. I hope you have lots of special times. No doubt you have lots of quilty plans, too... . In message , Tutu Haynes-Smart writes
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Pat S
Congratulations to you too, Tutu. I find that every time I intend to sew something non-Reuben I get side-tracked back!
Sally at the Seaside ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~uk
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Sally Swindells
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Congratulations on the grandbaby, Tutu! :) It's good to hear from you, and I hope you thoroughly enjoy your retreat. Will you let us know what it was like when you return?
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Sandy Foster
Go Susan! You know, maybe a lot of us have just switched off the computer for this very reason :-) Roberta in D
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Roberta
Yes I shall. Two classes totally out of my comfort zone, so I shall probably end up with "samples" as opposed to some that I know who always finish their class work in exemplary fashion......
Cheers for now Tutu Cape Town, South Africa
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Tutu Haynes-Smart
I have been dragged into the murky waters of stuffed puzzle balls and so on ....
So to take the pressure, off I ran the Cape Town Marathon on Sunday and am now the Western Province 60+ Ladies Marathon Champ .... much easier than granddaughters
Cheers for now Tutu Cape Town, South Africa
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Tutu Haynes-Smart
I don't think that there are many photos of my quilts up anywhere ...
This one was difficult to say the least. I had to start with a panel which came from my DIL's mother. And then try and turn it into something I liked and matched the decor. Oh dear:-) Not my finest hour, so I'll probably pass on the photos
Cheers for now Tutu Cape Town, South Africa
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Tutu Haynes-Smart
I made my 2 year old grandson a quilt with roads and railroad tracks to use for a play mat with his cars & trucks. One day when we were there, I was chilly so picked up his "quilt" to cover up with. He pulled it off & let me know that wasn't what that one was for! This was one I simply backed with fleece skipped the batting, so it's nice and flat for his cars.
Julia in MN
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Julia in MN
Like Tutu, I lurk almost every day, but seldom post.
My quilting life is mostly Project Linus stuff and a lot of it isn't quilting! One day last week, with one of my volunteers, sorted all the stuff that had been dropped off at my house - over 100 quilt tops that need to be sandwiched, some really decent fabric, some unusable. Ordered 3 bolts of batting!
Yesterday, two of my grandkids helped me scan and bag 120 blankets. We scan all of our Project Linus blankets with a metal detector to be sure no straight pins are left behind to poke a kid. Then we delivered 83 blankets to a nearby hospital. Took the stuff that we sorted from last week that couldn't possible be used for PL blankets to a charity store.
You would not believe the stuff that people donate to us to make blankets with - burlap, ball fringe (remember that stuff we used to sew on the bottom of curtains?), 1/2 pair of overalls - 1/2 pair meaning one leg, one strap! Teensy, teensy little scraps that would be of no use to anyone (those go in the trash), upholstery fabric, etc., etc.
Anyway, that's my life!!
Donna in Idaho Project Linus coordinator since 1998 - we celebrate our 15th anniversary February 2013.
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Donna in Idaho
I saw a picture of one made up that I will copy. They had put a flap in the middle of a 'short' edge with velcro on it so you could fold the two long edges in and then roll the quilt up and seal with another piece of velcro on the backing. She had put a strap handle on the backing too so that when rolled up it could be carried around. I suppose a few small cars could be rolled up with it too for visiting.
Sally at the Seaside ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~uk
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Sally Swindells
Puzzle balls = hurty fingers! BTDT. Ordinary orange segment type ball proved quite popular - I put a cat toy ball with a bell in the middle so it rattles. I am just completing a 6" cloth book with appliqued pictures. Fun to do, and I'm making it up as I go along.
Congratulations on the Marathon - I leave those to DS and DD! Might be able to complete the Geriatrics' 100 yards walking race (I did say complete, not win!)
Sally at the Seaside ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~uk
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Sally Swindells
Howdy! Tutu, congratulations! What a lucky grandbaby. ;-)
Ragmop/Sandy - who goes to the church nursery to borrow a baby when I need a granny fix
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Sandy E
We had a big storm about 10 days ago, from the Bay of Biscay and it blew the cover off our telephone exchange... no phone or internet for a week! When we finally got our connection up and running, I visited a few favourite internet haunts and then muttered, "This is more boring than I remember...."
Truth is, I spent my extra time picking blackberries and making jam, thumbing through my preserving and canning books and deciding to try some recipes I've not tried before.... cleaned the house a bit more than usual.... actually managed some weeding as well! And I just didn't miss it all that much (so didn't post here or on the FB version).
I did fuse some bears and moons onto backgrounds, in preparation to satin stitch around them. The sashing strips are already assembled, but I just can't do the satin stitching most of the time since my sewing machine is in the room just over Tristan's bed. So that project (baby quilt for Tristan's best friend's new baby sister) will have to wait until he goes to nursery on Tuesday. Tonight, I'm going to do some more general tidying up there. Boring, but needs to be done.
It's been quite cold here, just a few degrees above freezing most nights, and my biggest pumpkin is about the size of a grapefruit! I think we'll have to buy them for this Halloween.... I hope everyone else has been productive in the house and garden!
-- Jo in Scotland
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