Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Cherubs, Fans, Ancestors

Much of my summer has been devoted to enjoying these two sweet grandbabies and their mom and aunt.  They've been home several times over the summer and I've enjoyed every minute.

But who can sew or do much of anything else when there are grandbabies to hug, cuddle, play with, and spoil?  Not me!

Between times, when neither daughters or babies were visiting, I worked on this plaid churn dash.
It's about one third quilted.  I went with Baptist Fans, after all.  It was a little challenging at first because I didn't mark the fans.  It was hard to ignore the lines to make the curves.  I think I've got the hang of it now.  The other challenge with this quilt is that the top is laid out on the bias and the back is straight grain.  There's more stretch on the top than if both were laid out straight grain.  It's all good, though.

My ancestors have also been calling to me, nudging me to find them and the rest of their families and our joint ancestors.  So I've been spending time searching for them instead of sewing more quilt tops.  That's probably a good thing since I have plenty of quilt tops awaiting a turn to be quilted. 

Of course, whatever else I'm doing, my mind may also be considering the next quilt to make.

I'm linking to WiP Wednesday on Freshly Pieced and WOW (WOW = WIPs on Wednesday) at Esther's Blog.  Thanks you, ladies, for hosting the link-ups.

Happy August to you.



  1. That Churn Dash is definitely one of my favorite WIPs this Wednesdays at Lee's. The colors are great, and the plaids really really work together, which is neat to see. I love the little plaid cornerstones, and can't wait to see this finished!

    1. Thanks so much for your kind and encouraging words, Robin. I appreciate them.

  2. Cute churn dash quilt, Nancy but double million cuter are those grand babies! Can totally understand why you haven't been sewing much! Happy holidays :)

  3. Well it seems to me as if you are enjoying the present, planning for the future, and treasuring the past!


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