Friday, July 14, 2017

Cushions, Cushions, and More Cushions

My son and daughter-in-law asked me to make cushions for their outdoor furniture. If I had known how much work and how expensive the foam is, I would have given them a Lowe's gift card.
Here's one seat pad. I have 7 more of these and 8 seat backs, and a love seat pad and 2 backs.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Grandma's Kitchen Block 2/25, Sticky Buns

Grandma's Kitchen Block #2 was posted yesterday, but it was a busy day, so I didn't get a chance to work on it until this morning. I'm using all solids in my quilt, leftovers from Amish With a Twist, remember? Well, Pat used a stripe and a check, which she added to her mix of fabrics and suggested everyone do. I'm one to follow directions, ha-ha, so I made two blocks today, one with stripes and one with solids.

Solid Blocks 1/25 and 2/25 together

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Grandma's Kitchen Sew Along

I know, I know, I have plenty of UFOs to finish, but I just couldn't resist Pat Sloan's new Sew Along Grandma's Kitchen. When I saw the first post about it, I was thinking of the shoe tote with Amish With A Twist leftovers. I took these fabrics to Butler with me for Crazy Mom's workshop but changed my mind and used the Scrap Bag Challenge fabrics.

My Grandparents lived in Green Bay, WI and we only visited a few times each year, usually holidays. I don't ever remember them coming to Indiana, but they may have. Grandma's house was spotless. "A place for everything and everything in it's place" was her motto. I actually lived with them for a month in the second grade while my mom was in the hospital. My job each week was to dust the baseboards. I don't recall my mother dusting the baseboards weekly, but again, maybe I just don't remember.

Another funny memory was at holiday dinners, all 6 of my girl cousins and I ate in our slips. Our fancy dresses were removed and a napkin was tucked into our slips. I'll have to see if I have any photos of those dinners.

Anyway, back to my block.
Solid fabrics make the neatest, crispest blocks. I'm pretty happy with my first block.