I am working these days on a commissioned quilt.
A tie quilt.
It is keeping my mind grounded as I await the upcoming arrival of
THREE grand babies!
Remember the old saying
"A watched pot never boils"?
I think I'm "watching" my daughters' pregnancies a little too closely.
They are NOT having the babies no matter HOW MUCH I
watch think about it!
I figured the one expecting twins would come early
and I could lend a hand.
There's very little Grandma can do in the waiting time...
I am thankful for this quilt that is giving me something to do as I wait.
For those interested in the process:
I have disassembled a WHOLE mess of ties
and cut them into 2" wide strips.
I am using a cotton foundation 12" x 12"
I then need to trim to 11"x 11"
Ties are SLIPPERY and do not cooperate like our much loved cotton fabric.
There is also the fact that when cutting those 2" strips
most of the fabric is cut on the BIAS
and stretches out immediately.
In other words....
at the slightest TOUCH!
What are YOU making this week???
Next week this linky party will begin a bit late due to some travel plans.
Thank you to ALL who link up
and then encourage all the quilters with your kind words.
There's a very sweet spirit among all of you.
I enjoy all the mutual ooohs and aaahs
that float around at all the quilty internet addresses.
It is a great place to travel around virtually when the world seems so crazy.