Tuesday, January 27, 2015


The weather isn't really terrible and I think the roads are probably not bad but we are staying in. Jack hasn't been outside since he was in the hospital with pneumonia and he thought he would like to wait another day before going out. I am currently not driving so I am staying in until he goes out.
So what to do when I can't shop for fabric or quilting supplies. Well.........I have some UFO's and some flimsys and almost flimsys and a box of odd blocks and a box or HST's and a box of cut squares of various sizes. There should be something I can do!

I chose an almost flimsy to work on. This photo is from March 2013 when it was up on my design wall before I sewed the blocks together.  I sewed the blocks but that was as far as I got as it was long and narrow 48 x 72. I didn't have many strips of the same fabrics to make more blocks   so I stopped to think about it and it lived in my closet

Today I got it out and thought about what I could do with it.  Not good for a twin bed, not really a good size for a throw, not good for a wall hanging, hmmm maybe a table cloth. I put it on the table and it almost fit, just a bit short on the overhang. Could this be what I was rolling around in my mind before I put it away? I think it was. I added a 3 inch border; you can see a section of it on the right. I had used that fabric in some of the blocks and I had a pretty good size piece of it so it was a natural choice.

Here is the flimsy on the table and it fits perfectly with the 3 inch border which doesn't show in this shot.

Below is a twin size vintage sheet that I will use on the back. I bought this years ago for a table cloth  for a large plywood party table my husband made for a Polynesian party. It is in perfect condition with no wear or stains. I have  packaged batting that I bought not long ago, maybe to use for this, but I got side tracked and I don't remember if it was for this or not. (it's that senior thing, you know).

Now I can get his layered up and quilted and who cares it I am house bound for a few more days.


Dianne said...

Ruth.....SOOOO glad to hear you are sewing again!!!! Dianne

kathyf said...

Good to see you busy. Let that man know we were all worried about him.

Lori said...

Good to hear from you, Ruth. We miss you. So glad to hear that man is on the mend. Love your sunny quilt.