Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Homespun Fabrics.....

Wow! I've been missing here for awhile.
I really have no good reason for why it's been so long since I've posted. I think I'll use Dee's excuse. The aliens abducted me too!
Or.... I could say that I just melted away since we got rain this week. We had a whole 1" and a day of drizzle so that must be what happened to me. (or not)
Could be that I just didn't have a thing to say. Yeah! That's it. Pretty boring around here for a week.

What have I accomplished since I last posted? Well.... I did get Jim's quilt on the frame and I've gotten it almost 2/3 done. I only do a couple of passes at a time because my back starts to scream at me. And I'm in no big hurry since this quilt will be a Christmas gift. So I have plenty of time. Which of course I need since I'm the slowest!!
Anyway..... I decided I needed to get something new started so I could sew a bit .... then quilt a bit.... and then sew a bit..... etc.

When I was cleaning out my old bookmarks several days ago I found this site: Victoria Quilters. She has stash busting patterns BOM and last month it was a simple one using plaids. I quickly printed it off and decided I'd use this patterns and bust that pile of homespun fabrics (FQ's) that have been sitting on my shelf for a couple of years now.

A year and a half ago I made this top using the homespun. It was an applique' quilt and I used a machine blanket stitch. This was a pattern from Apple Blossom Quilts.
As usual.... I don't have it quilted yet.
And here's a closeup of one of the blocks to show the true colors. The whole quilt pic has the colors washed out.
These are much better.

So anyway..... I got the pile of homespun out and started cutting them up. I have no idea how big this quilt will turn out to be.
Here's a pic of the cut pieces. I'm going to just sew the blocks together until I run out of strips and then use the larger pieces for a scrappy borders. I'm thinking I'll back it with flannel so it should be nice and comfy.

This will be how I'll be passing my day today.

Oh.... and BTW..... The Sun I Shining!!!!
Have a great one!!


  1. Those dang aliens....they are such pests LOL. I love your apple blossom quilt....really pretty. I've never used homespuns before but sure like how homey they make a quilt look.


  2. They got you too??? Glad you made it back!!!

  3. Aliens here too - in the form of in-laws, but they have returned to their homeland so some sewing should get started again here. I love the homespuns can't wait to see how it turns out.

  4. Linda, I've always loved your homespun version, especially seeing it in person. Connie Sue (Appleblossoms)did a workshop for our guild last month and brought some amazing quilts for her trunk show.


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