Sunday, May 28, 2017

A bit of sewing

I'm spending a good bit of this Memorial Day weekend in the sewing room.

I really wanted to organize a bit but instead I ended up sewing up some blocks to make a baby quilt for the guild's silent auction table.  Our show is in November this year so I stand a good chance of having it done in time!

I rationalized this by saying I was using up some 2-1/2 inch strips instead of just putting them away.  It works for me!  The pattern is from a Missouri Star U-tube video.  It takes four of these stars to make a baby quilt.

I've also dumped out the leader and ender basket to trim up the liberated blocks so they can be used again!  I'm close to having enough to put together in a project.

Last week my husband picked up an antique sampler for me at an estate sale.

It was covered in plastic wrap and stitched to a cardboard backing.

It was fun to unwrap and carefully take out the stitches so I could really see what was stitched on the sampler.

It is about 25 inches by 25 inches so a good size sampler!  The date is 1847.

Next I need to decide how to frame it again.

4 comments:

Diane said...

Good for you on the sewing front. Wow, that sampler was a great find!

Sherrill said...

WOW, what a good eye out on that sampler. He's definitely a keeper!! Love those blocks--doesn't Missouri Star have some fabulous videos?

Janet O. said...

That is a very fun baby quilt.
Oh, my goodness, I LOVE the sampler! Hubby did well!

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