A Little Sewing

Hardly any time to sew but a few weeks ago I simply had to sit down at my machine. I pulled out the box of 2″ squares and sorted the blues and neutrals because I remembered a quilt I really liked in this book.

I just sewed blue and light squares together – with this quilt in mind.

The outside work has dominated my life for the past two weeks leaving me no free time. When I went back to look at the quilt, I decided I didn’t need this bigger quilt. What I really wanted was a red, white and blue table topper for Memorial Day, Flag Day and Fourth of July.

I didn’t know just where this was headed but at least I was sewing – and relaxing and resting my aching body.

This is not what I thought I was making when I started sewing squares together but I’m going to quilt it, bind it in red and put it on my table.

Tomorrow I’ll show you another one of Connie’s “Florida” quilts – she made them while on vacation. Connie loves house blocks. Wait till you see this new quilt! Here’s a hint.

13 thoughts on “A Little Sewing

  1. Martha Engstler

    So glad you could find some time for yourself to sew and relax. We all need that, especially you, with so much on your plate.

  2. Betty Klosterman

    Love your simple ideas. Quick and easy to make and they look great. Evidently Rick calling your name every 5 minutes asking you to do something for him??

  3. Jo

    Don’t you think just touching fabric makes you feel better? There is something about quiet time with a basket of fabric. Oh! How I love it. I can tell it agrees with you too.

  4. Jean

    Wonderful! I love your tabletopper, and I’m glad you got some “me time” to do it!

  5. Sue H

    Good to see you sewing again. The brain & body need restful moments too … time for thinking about nothing, time to reflect. I think your energizing time was exactly what you needed!

  6. Sharlyn

    Love it when we have an idea, an then we tweak it..yes sewing is so good…an I love what you did…

  7. Angie

    Love your red white and blue quilt. The cream and blue are so good together then the pop of red makes it all come together. Glad you had a little time for yourself. If you don’t take care of you you can’t take care of others. Have a grand eat week.

  8. Catherine

    I love the blue and white quilt and how it evolved into a multipurpose holiday quilt for the summer months. I’m so glad you that you continue to have this blog as I miss the Goat Gazette so much. One month my two doggies made their way into your paper. Archie my Briard and Curly my marked down clearance dog that I got at the shelter for 10.00. He was already 13 years old when I got him and we had him another 3. I love seeing with my doggies around. Anyway, thanks for all the pics and keeping on with the blog!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Catherine – I remember Archy for certain because I’ve never seen a Briard. Thanks for being a reader.

  9. Cynthia Sabinske

    Love that house quilt, truly a scrappy quilt, Inlove the detail with the chimney as well! !

  10. Lois palmisano

    HI MARY. YOU are Famous for your barnyard pets ,,i am thinking of your history with precious goats,

    I saw a store (photo) in LONDON called THE GREEDY GOAT.
    The sell ice cream made from goats’ milk, even a Chile flavor.
    And the fact that GREEDY GOAT is a Childrens book.

    What do you know? Lois in Omaha

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Lois – oh, how interesting! I wish I were younger – I’d get more goats! Ha!

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