Praise !

"NOW THANKS BE UNTO GOD, WHICH ALWAYS CAUSETH US TO TRIUMPH IN CHRIST !"

The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear?The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked came against me to eat up my flesh, my enemies and foes, they stumbled and fell. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear....Psalm 27 1-3
Psalm 31: 7, 8
I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy; for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;
And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; thou hast set my feet in a large room.


Saturday, March 6, 2010

BLESSED SUNSHINE !

Hooray..........hooray.......what a beautiful DAY !  55 to 60 degrees, very little breeze, and pure clean sunshine..........what's that add up to?   Why, basting outside, of course !

I set the basting frame up in front of the trailer (this quilt was too big to use the front porch), and I combined pin-basting with thread-basting.  I used the pins as far as they would go, and then thread-basted down the center of each "T".  I also thread-basted around the perimeter of the quilt. 
        Gracie seems to be saying, "Are those jungle cats I see?"
I surely hope this holds it well while I try to machine-quilt.  Not sure what design I'll do yet.  I wish I had a little sample made up to practice on.  I do need to make up some of those quilted pads like they used in the bed in the nursing home, just to have on hand if hubby (or I) ever needed them.  I could practice on one of them, though it's still not like wrestling with a big quilt under the head of the machine.   That's why I usually just settle for straight-line quilting designs.

As I was reading through some of my favorite blogs, I ran across Janet talking about the spool blocks that so many people are making.  It spurred me to look up my little wall quilt that I made many years ago, and I was surprised to see that my blocks were so much bigger than hers.  
The second shot has Gracie giving you some idea of the size of this quilt.
I really love my spools, so I wanted to share the dimensions incase someone else wanted to do the larger ones. 
 Now that the quilt has shrunken, the individual blocks measure 4 5/8 inches, but I'm sure that I would have drafted it at 5 inches square.  The square in the middle started out to be 2 inches, finished, and the side pieces 1 1/2 inches , each, finished. 
I just love the way the plaids look all antique-ey.

7 comments:

  1. Your quilt is looking great, how nice to be able to work on it outside. I don't have a lot of patience to wrestle with full size quilts on the machine, so I just hand quilt. (but it would be nice to have them done faster!)

    We had 45 degrees today and sunny, so took the dogs for a nice walk. Boy did that sun feel great!!

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  2. the quilt looks great.how nice that you could baste it outdoors and enjoy your warm weather.

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  3. Hi Dolly!
    I Love your spool-quilt!
    Humm.. now you are giving me ideas...
    :)
    Warm greetings from Cyprus,
    Valentina

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  4. Dolly, I love the spool quilt! It's so funny that you posted it, I have been thinking lately that if I ever finish the star quilt, I want to do a plaid one next!

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  5. morning,

    your quilt is looking good, even kitty loves to have fun :)

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  6. Sew glad you had a sunny day! We had three in a row and I was overjoyed!

    I really like the "T" quilt! You've done an awesome job on it!

    The spools quilt is just adorable! Thanks for sharing this with us!

    Hope you and hubby have a great day!

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  7. Yipee for nice weather! Your quilts are beautiful!

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