"I have found that all ugly things are made by those who strive to make something beautiful, and that all beautiful things are made by those who strive to make something useful." Oscar Wilde

Friday, October 21, 2011

Up Date on the House that Jack has been Adding Onto

I'm going to have to go back and round up all the pictures of "Jack's" house. My son took a 900 square foot bungalow and has added 3,600 square feet! He now has room for his growing family and a room for a pre-school in the basement of the addition for his wife.

This is "Jack", in the corner, and his father in law.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Jacob's Birthday Quilt

1. Cut 7" denim and flannel squares.
2. Sew the squares together with an X going from corner to corner.
3. Sew the squares together (flannel sides together) in long strips length wise.
4. Sew the strips together by staggering the seams.
5. Clip the raw seams. I suggest you do that regularly or you’ll have a real mess on your hands
6. Bind off with a flannel.
7. After the quilt is bound take it to the local Laundromat and wash it. This will fray the edges. Don’t put you washing machine through that kind of an ordeal. Then run it though the dryer.

*I probably won't be making a quilt of this size again. My hands still hurt and you need scissors with very sharp tips.