Monday, May 17, 2010

Yippee! It's Time for a Monday Update!

I love Mondays! Why you ask? Because on Monday everything returns to normal for me and I am able to do some sewing. Saturday and Sunday are usually so busy that I can't get any quilting done. Most of the time the only sewing I do is the hand kind when I watch television in the evenings.

So what did I do with my weekend? I made a 'flag'. My DD asked me to make one for her grade 8 class. They are doing a workshop for the rest of the school. Their topic is bullying. This is the flag that the students designed. I just made the letters and figures, DD helped with that. Then I stitched them down using a machine blanket stitch. I hope the students like how it turned out.
I also had a chance to work on my 'spooltjes' (klosjes). I now have a total of 129 completed. I did not take a photo of them. But here is one of my grandma's flower hexagon. I have made 30 flowers so far.
I know I said that I wasn't going to start anything new until I had finished another UFO. But I needed something to do during the day when I am inside and able to use my sewing machine. This is my new start. It's all done by machine. The blocks measure 4 1/2inches. I am just making a few of these every day. I am using every blue fabric in my stash. When I run out of blues the quilt will be finished.





8 comments:

Barb said...

What a wonderful flag....

Love the quilts....even your new one.....just couldn't resit could yat???

Melinda Cornish said...

the flag turned out wonderful.....it looks like you have been busy!

LizzieJane said...

What a great job on the flag Hetty! I am sure the students loved it. You are so like me. I love Mondays too. That's when I get back to my regular crafting life. As you know I always have a gazillion things going all at once... don't think I'll ever change. Both of your quilts are just lovely.
x

Cybele's patch said...

You have been a busy bee. The flag is great and so are all your other projects!

em's scrapbag said...

The banner is great. Love the grandmother's garden. And that red just pops with the blues. It all looks great!

Oiyi said...

Both of those WIP Quilts are so pretty! I love all the colors you used in both.

Quilary said...

I love the grandmothers "flower garden". The colours look wonderful together.
What a creative way to use up scraps. I love how you know it will be finished when you run out of blues!!

Simone de Klerk said...

I love the quilt you have started! What a good idea, to use all your blues in your stash and once finished, quilt finished.
Your flowers are very pretty too! Great color combinations!