Wednesday, March 28, 2007


Spring is in Alaska! The sun is actually heating the air, and the snow is melting!!! Yea! Of course, we have no flowers yet.

This is what I am working on today. These are a light and dark 2 1/2 square sewn together, then sewn to a 2 1/2 by 4 1/2 rectangle. Easy way to use up little squares. This is from the book "More Nickel Quilts". Is this pattern too unnoticable, I wonder. It is not as contrasting as I usually like. I think from far away it would be very noticeable, but up close it is kind of lost.

I had a little sewing retreat this last weekend. We went to a town a ways away and I took my machine and a little box of fabric, and my iron. I got all set up in the dining room of the house we are staying in, and realized I forgot the pattern! So I sewed light to dark squares, (that was the easy part), then sewed on the rectangles. But I really didn't know which way to put the light dark side. So I did a few each way. I couldn't figure out the pattern on my own, so I had to give up. After I got home, I found the pattern and had done half of the squares wrong. So I sewed them on the other side and then picked out the first seam. I ironed them all out and trimmed to 4 1/2 inches. But some were too small! I resewed a smaller seam allowance, and picked out the second seam! Then reironed and trimmed. Did I say this was an easy pattern? Some days are like that.

I have a dilemma. I made a quilt for my brother about two years ago. But then I got mad at him and didn't give it to him. Then he moved so he doesn't have a bed for it now. I got over being mad. He doesn't know about this quilt, but my mom does. He already has a quilt that I made him before. So, I am feeling the urge to give this quilt to a charity. But should I? I guess since it is my quilt I can do whatever I want with it. He doesn't need it. I never gave it to him. If it were a sweater or something, it wouldn't be a big deal. I guess I just answered my own question. I will donate it.

You just never know who is going to read your blog. I've had a couple people tell me lately, "Oh, I came across your blog!" and I had not told them about it. It's a good thing I don't write bad things about people on here!

1 comment:

Karen said...

Hi, Rebecca! Gee, I would have thought it was too early for spring in Alaska; shows what I know :-). What does the quilt look like that you made for your brother/to donate ??