Design wall 9/19/17 next string quilt

I can’t believe I have neglected my blog for so long. The last post was about the killdeer eggs back in July! I can happily say that the day we left for our vacation, I got to see 2 little bitty killdeer running across the driveway as we drove down it. I’ve decided that there were more eggs around because I now see 12 -15 killdeer when I drive up the driveway and prior to the eggs hatching I’d see 2 or 3 of them.

Anyway, back to quilts, I finally have something back on my design wall to show. I spent a couple evenings sewing the strings together and today I cut a few up just so I could see how they’re going to look.

Different, but I’m liking them! Hopefully I can find time this week to get the blocks sewn together.

To see more design walls visit http://smallquiltsanddollquilts.blogspot.com/2017/09/design-wall-monday-september-18-2017.html?m=1

That’s it for now.

Theresa

Silly birds

Some things in life just make no sense at all. Killdeer birds are one of those things. They lay their eggs out in the open and then if you get close to the eggs they act all weird as if they are hurt to draw you away from the eggs. I’ve been watching this bird for the last few weeks, every time I go down the driveway the bird gets up and runs off. Today I decided to stop and find the eggs. (They are between the front of my car and the bird.)

She took off as I came up the driveway, and then when I got out of the car, she came back to get my attention. She acts as if she’s hurt. Squawking and acting like she has a broken wing…..

I found the eggs.

They blend in with the gravel and aren’t very big. I’m going to keep an eye on them and hopefully I will get to see some baby killdeer birds soon. 

Silly birds………I hope they don’t get ran over……..cause you sure can’t see them when you drive up the driveway.

Theresa

Design wall 6/20/17 string star quilts

My design wall is bare today, I hope to fix that soon, as I am working on my next string quilt. 

Last time I posted, my design wall had the beginning of the string stars quilt on it. It is now finished. 

After finding an old string quilt top in an antique store I decided that it would be fun to make the same pattern with today’s fabrics. The old top (right) is dated back to around the late 1800’s judging by the fabrics used in it. (I’ve been told)  Mine (left) was made from scraps from my stash over 100 years later.  Anyway,  here they are side by side. 

This quilt was a challenge to get made, but it’s done and now I’m going back to making squares for my string blocks! LOL!!

To see more design walls check out http://smallquiltsanddollquilts.blogspot.com/2017/06/design-wall-monday-june-19-2017.html?m=1

That’s for now. Have a good week!

Theresa

Design wall 5/29/17 string stars

I’m ready to add borders onto the quilt from last week. It’s been removed from my design wall and replaced with new string pieces. It’s similar to an old antique quilt top that I purchased a while back.

Before putting the pieces up on the wall, I laid them out on the table……..

Hmmmm…..might need to make a spider web quilt too!

Too many quilts to make and never enough time! LOL!

That’s my wall this week. To see more check out smallquiltsanddollquilts.blogspot.com

Theresa

Design wall 5/22/17 string blocks

Just a quick check in here for design wall Monday. I’m making another string quilt with the shadow look. I decided this time to make the strings rectangles instead of squares. 

I hope I can get this sewn together this week, so I can start the next string quilt I have planned. I’m addicted to these crazy strings!!

To see more design walls check out smallquiltsanddollquilts.blogspot.com

Theresa