Friday, September 25, 2009

Driving the firetruck!

The husband of a very good friend of mine is a captain in the fire department and he showed our grandson around the fire station yesterday. That was one excited little boy.


















I made another house earlier in the week.



















I am not super motivated this week. I have a couple of quilts to put the binding on and I can't quite seem to find time. I have my boys back and I am sort of busy these days. I did want to do a little something this afternoon. This is my scrap box.


















One of the great things I learned from Gwen Marston was take those scraps and put them together and make squares. It is like putting together a puzzle.


















I love doing these squares. I have no idea what I am going to do with these blocks but they are so fun to make. You really use your brain when you make these. I try to make them roughly
6 X 6. You could use them to make houses or as a border if you had enough. You could make a whole quilt using these blocks if you made a lot

Something fun to do when you just need to sew a little to get your head straight.


4 comments:

GARI said...

Your post made me feel better. All week I have been walking around a quilt that only needs binding and I have done lots of other stuff instead. Now I know I'm not alone.

Barb said...

Love your squares.. I was just thinking that I need to so something with all my scraps...

What a cuties driving that truck.

Helen said...

I often say that sewing is my "brain exercise", especially quilting - there is a lot of math involved and I agree, it does make your brain "work" and that's got to be good for us! Quilting is my version of "doing the daily crossword".

Your little fireman is so lucky to have a Nana like you!

Mrs Moen said...

Lucky grandson!

I have attached bindings to a bunch of quilts this week, so I do know how you feel. Now I have something to keep my hands busy watching TV for the next months.

Preparing binding is not my favourite part of quilting, so I make a few extra yards every time. I now have a bag full of different coloured binding to choose from, all ready to use.