Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wordless Wednesday #259 ~ Mustering up Spring by Chris Jones

 Photo by Chris Jones who states:
"Mustard grass growing in abundance in a field at Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill, Mercer County. "

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Fidget Quilt- Part 2

   Last week I shared the first few squares of this Fidget Quilt for my friend.  As promised, here are the rest of the squares and how they came together.

Tuesday Tutorial 
 The base squares were 5 inches.

 Simply strips of scrap fabric sewn together.
Seams were stitched with decorative stitch.
Cut into a 5 inch square.
Five inch square of upholstery fabric used for the texture and picture.
 A strip of fabric added for more color and design.
 Another square with more colorful prairie points.
 Some caregiving facilities don't allow buttons.
This button was sewn with about 12 stitches of double thread.
The caregiver was warned to watch for wear and tear.
Patients tend to pull on buttons and other items with persistence.
 A variety of lace stitched for texture.
One piece of lace was cut longer and left unstitched and dangling.

 Shiny silver on red on blue & a soft rope tucked under another piece of fabric.

 A variety of arrangements were tried before deciding on this one.
This is made large enough to fit in a lap.
Apron strings about 24 inches each were added
so the quilt could be tied and not fall out of the lap.
 For more information on making the tag, 
click HERE.

 The apron strings were also used to wrap the quilt for storage.

When the quilt was given to Diane,
we were sitting at the kitchen table.
This quilt turned out to be the perfect size for her to fidget with while it laid on the table.
I did not tell her how to use it or what to do.
Instead, I enjoyed sitting and observing her fidgeting with it, and
learning how I might make the next fidget quilt.

Related Post:

Fidget Quilt- Part 1

 You'll find this post at several Linky Parties
Please check them out for some great ideas.

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Sew Cute Tuesday Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts

Monday, May 21, 2018

Memory Mon 88~ Remembering Yellowstone on Our 2016 Trip

 Remembering our trip of the U.S. west of the Mississippi in 2016
 We drove hard all day to get through the the entire park except
for one route that was already closed due to snow.

 When we arrived we had just missed Old Faithful,
so we went into the Lodge's restaurant to eat a bite.
We took our food out on the porch and to the comfortable rocking chairs. 
While others started gathering for the next viewing of Old Faithful,
we realized we had perfect seats.
We enjoyed the perfect weather people watching and later seeing Old Faithful.

Remembering feeling very blessed on this day at this moment.

Now I feel blessed to have these memories.
Couldn't have done this without Mr. G.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Sunday Best ~ Driving through Aberdeen, Washington in 2016

Looking through our trip of the U.S. west of the Mississippi in 2016

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Quilt Shot Block ~ Elkhorn Creek Quilt Guild Show 2018- Part 2

Part 2 of a series to show all the quilts at the 2018 show.

oops, very blurred.


 Related posts:
Quilt Shot Block ~ Elkhorn Creek Quilt Guild Show 2018- Part 1
Check back next Saturday for more quilts from the
Elkhorn Creek Quilt Guild Show 2018

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