I’m doing a little series of posts that feature old blog posts. I have been going back and looking at them. It’s been fun. I started blogging in June of 2009…WOW. Over Ten years. I’m so glad I’ve kept the blog as a diary of sorts…today I’m telling you about the quilts and other quilt related things I discovered in August of 2010.
I had found this Bottle Cap Trivet at the thrift store and bought it. I wanted to recreate one so I saved bottle caps. Making this was so fun. At one point I even made kits to make them and sold the kits. I don’t anymore…
You can find the tutorial for how to make this HERE.
At the time I had just gotten an Accuquilt Go. I was so excited to be able to cut circles with it. I needed the circles for my trivet project.
It was a fun adventure but I later sold my Accuquilt Go and all the dies I had accumulated. Although fun, I didn’t have the space and it wasn’t for me.
I finished this quilt…. It was a quilt along. I checked the links and sadly the blog hasn’t been updated since 2014 and the pattern is no longer there.
This quilt was later donated to raise money for the school music booster club.
I had been to the Iowa State Fair and checked out the quilts that were on display. This was one of them.
Next I was learning the age old lesson of reading the instructions BEFORE sewing….see?
I was working on this quilt… Schnibble Plan C
But at first didn’t read the directions so the pieces didn’t fit together.
Some unsewing happened. You can read about it HERE.
Kayla was home and was helping me get my treadle going….
You can read about that HERE.
Kayla had dropped off a quilt top she pieced and I machine quilted it for her. Kayla still has this quilt at her house and every time I visit I tell myself I should really make one. It’s made with brushed cottons that I think she bought at Country Threads when the shop was open. No one really sells brushed cottons anymore. Does anyone know of source?
You can read about it HERE.
I finished a Schnibble pattern, Joy Luck. Find it HERE.
I had entered my Hot Cross Buns Schnibble into a contest. read about it HERE.
I ended up coming in second place. That was an honor.
That’s my quilty blog posts from 2010. I love reading through the old posts. As I was writing this I thought, oh my, I really didn’t finish a lot of projects.
Then as I was reading I saw this note:
“Kayla and I canned 33 quarts of tomatoes yesterday and catered the fireman supper. And a roaster full of these meatballs, a roaster full of party potatoes, a crock pot of green bean casserole, a salad, and homemade buns for 50 hungry firemen! It’s my day to cook for the county fire meeting.”
This was from another day, “….2 batches of peach jam, 11 quarts of peaches frozen for pie, 19 quarts of peaches to eat and 19 quarts of salsa later…Kayla decided to tackle the treadle sewing machine.”
We were canning CRAZY.
I think canning had taken over my life and spending time with Kayla…so quilting fell to the wayside. That’s totally okay….but it was interesting that I really didn’t finish many quilts. I’m guessing that once I do a blast from the past for next month, the finished quilts will be there. Stay tuned.
If you’re interested in reading past blog posts, you can find the archive button on the right hand column of the blog….it’s kind of fun to look back and see what I was doing then.