Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Caroline's quilt is in La Jolla!

On Sunday, September 22, Dermet and I moved Caroline into her dorm room at UCSD.  We worked hard getting her room together.  She is happy and loving her environment.  She has a single room, about 100 SF, in a four person suite in ERC (Eleanor Roosevelt College).  The entire suite is HUGE!  

Classes start Thursday, September 26.

She loves her quilt that I made for her last year.  I could not finish it before she went to school last fall.  I had it quilted after I finished the top.

 I finally attached the binding earlier this month.

I want to give all of the credit to Caroline for selecting the beautiful colors and fabric.  

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Month 8 - Civil War Melodies - Rations

This month's blocks are called 'Rations."  There are songs that the North and the South sang to complain about their food supply.  It is stated in the literature accompanying the block instructions that the South had very little food; even though, they had an agrarian society, most of the men were away fighting and the 'economy began to collapse because the government could not pay an adequate rate for crops and other supplies.'  The Southern soldiers subsisted on peanuts, a Southern staple crop.  They sang "Goober Peas" to make light of the poor diet.

The North had 'more industry' and could afford more goods and food but they did have shortages from 'time to time.'  They also sang, "Hard Crackers Come Again No More" as a way to complain about the time when there were food shortages.

Here are the two blocks that were designed to reflex these "rations."

We just added Picasa3.  I am not sure how to use it.  I will figure it out soon. I was able to crop and move the block on the bottom but I could not do it to the block on top.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

More Pictures.....

I am sewing the binding to this quilt.  As I have blogged previously, I won't go into much detail but this is by far, my favorite quilt that I have ever made, Caroline's Quilt.  I have sewn the binding to the quilt and I am now sewing the binding to the back.  I hate sewing the binding on because it is tedious work PLUS it has been hot, over 100 degrees. Holding the quilt while you are sewing is hard with the thick quilt in your lap. I get a bit overheated.  Here are pictures of the front and back, before the binding.

The quilt is made from the "Good Fortune" line designed by Kate Spain.  I love all of her fabrics and have a small collection of each line.


Saturday, September 7, 2013

More work...less time for sewing!

I have been working again.  It is only the beginning of the school year.  We are giving the MAP Test to all of our freshmen.  I have had to go to training and learn how to administer this computer test.  It seems to be fairly easy for me to understand and the students seem to enjoy working on the Google Chrome notepads and Apple computers.  The students also like having the results of their endeavors given to them immediately at the end of the test. 

Today, I have been sewing on the binding of the quilt I was supposed to have finished last year.  My youngest daughter, Caroline wanted a quilt for her bed in the dorm.  I made it but ran out of time and couldn't put the binding on.  We purchased a bedspread in the colors that were very similar to the fabrics that she selected for her quilt.  Anyway, it is a year later and I am finally adding the binding.

I will add pictures of the quilt when I have attached the binding.  Of course, add pictures of the front and back of the quilt when I have sewn the bindings down.