I have had a pretty productive weekend. I’ll start with my stash totals. I busted about 5.5 yds this week, between 2 projects. I started on the t-shirt memorial quilt for the Martinez family. This is the 2nd of the two they commissioned. The remaining 3.5 was busted making rice bags.
- Incoming Yardage to date: 84
- Outgoing Yardage to date: 120 yds.
- Total Stash Busted to date: 46 yds.
I’ve meant to make rice bags for a long time, and today Carla gave me just the motivation I needed to get it done. She had this super easy tutorial
posted. I pulled some flannel from my stash, had DH pick me up some rice at the store, and I got busy. I made eight of these today. I did make one change, in that I decided to make little bags that can be removed for washing, to go over the actual rice bag. I made eight of these today. Thanks for getting me going, Carla!
The next pic will serve as a warning to all the other klutzes out there. Do not hold the bag up to ask your husband if he thinks you have enough rice in it, before the end is sewn shut, if you are a klutz. Otherwise, the following will most likely occur.
This took longer to clean up than it took to make a bag…lol. I needed to vacuum up dog hair anyway. 🙂
Yesterday, I finished the quilting on Anita’s quilt. I still have to trim threads, so just ignore those.
I’m not sure why the one snail block looks like it has a pleat or pucker in it, but it doesn’t. I took another pic just to prove it. 🙂
I also got some pretzels dipped today, for holiday snacking. Tomorrow, I hope to do some more baking, and some more quilting. I love vacation!!
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I’m a simple woman…at least that what my DH (Dear Husband) used to say about me…I was a wife, I am now a widow, mother, step-mother & step-grandmother, quilter, and have a full time job in criminal justice. I lost my DH on May 22nd, 2011. I live in a small town in Texas. I love piecing quilts, I love quilting quilts. I have a serious addiction to fabric. I’ve been quilting since 1998, and purchased my first longarm, a Gammill Premier, in 2004. I upgraded to an A-1 Elite, named Corky, in March, 2007. I am in the process of rebuilding my life after losing my spouse. All photos and content in this blog are my own, and I request that you not download, copy or otherwise use anything here without my permission. I hope you enjoy visiting my blog and would love to hear your comments. Thanks for stopping by!
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14 thoughts on “Sunday Reporting, December 21, 2008”
The quilt is beautiful Randi. Enjoy the rest of your vacation.
What great quilting on the star quilt – your customer must be THRILLED! I would have done exactly the same thing with the rice bag – that’s why I haven’t made one!
that quilt is so cute Randi!
I need to make some more bags, but this time I will try flaxseed. My son says that he does not like the smell of warm rice! I love your quilting. Do you mark those scallops in the border to get them so even?
I absolutely love the way you quilted this!
I heard about these rice bags a few years ago but never got around to making one. Thanks for the reminder, I think I’ll have some time to make one for my mom in time for Christmas.
Those bags are so nice. And like the idea of removable washable covers.
oops the rice looks like snow…oh dear at least you can laugh about it…
Love the quilting on that quilt…you do such lovely work.
that quilt is just darling! i like the way you filled the stars with gridwork and the swag treatment on the border came out really pretty too!
A friend of mine made me a rice bag several years ago and I use it every single day. Your machine quilting is beautiful!
That is gorgeous!
One clever quilter. I love those corners that look like cathedral windows….tall ones.
Love the quilting. The borders are gorgeous!!