Sunday, January 14, 2018
So new year, new goals, and a new FINISH. y
It is about 0 outside, so no photos there. Plus our pretty snow melted.
Close up of the Dresden blocks made from some 80ish Thimbleberries fabrics I was going for as many as I could. It is a stash quilt except for the back. The pattern was an Edyta Sitar single pattern with two templates for the Dresden block. The pointy fingers were actually dimensional, but I didn't know how it would quilt, so I appliqued them down.
Here is the quilting in the bordering blocks: ( going with a sunflower theme)
And here is some traditional feathering:
And lastly a back and front show. The backing was an extra wide Kim Diehl.
You can't really see the quilting it is so busy.
I just need a label and rod pocket for entering out quilt show in March.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
So last night I did not go to have dinner with the grandkids. My spouse took my food to them. But then the babysitter was already feeding them. Anyway, a couple hours of free time to myself after ingesting some soup and hot water to drink.
I cut out my sashings for my Meadow Mist Mystery. Yeah! It is hard to do because it is an extra wide fabric and there are 4 layers.
I cut out my binding for my Dresden Spin. I had already decided to do a scrappy navy edge and had purchased a pack of fat quarters for it. They were sitting on the cutting table ALL FALL. And then I even attached it to the quilt. I am SOOO excited to get it to this last stage! Now for a couple evenings of hand sewing, and maybe even a label. The quilting is gorgeous.
Here is a sneak-peek of the front side.
Here is the binding work.
2018 is starting off on the best foot. It feels good to get things moving forward.
Oh, I am starting a new project. Yes?
There is a quick strip quilt : /Regatta Quilt Sew Along.
And I have a jelly roll just waiting to be sewn for a donation quilt. Now I just have to get the backing and solid in between. No deadlines, no pressure. Straight sewing.
Monday, January 8, 2018
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Monday, January 1, 2018
It has been relaxing to sleep in and I have had a mental countdown of all the days to see just how much I can still accomplish. But time passes and now is the last day.
I find I am a little abstract random. And sometimes, I bounce from project to project. ( More than I would like to admit.) I have made progress in cleaning up my cutting table and my seasonal decoration corner of the basement. Which is AMAZING! And I need to make several trips to Goodwill to fulfill some of the de-cluttering. The first one is already packed.
At the same time, I have been working on 4 quilting projects the last several days: I have the Patrick Lose table runner progressing well for my daughter in law. Very cute Santa with nice bright Christmas colors and aqua, and will match her dining table.
All that is needed, now, is the trimming and binding which is a beautiful red.
I have cut out many strips for my 30s log cabin hearts. ( Jo's Country Junction challenge to keep me going on strings)
The heart block is 6 inches finished and 40 of them were assembled in 2016
The long columns are 10 blocks long. I am going to sew strips of 30s to go in between them to make it big enough for a full size bed.The additional blocks and the columns were assembled this past summer.
This will be for my mom. She still has the first quilt I made for her in the 1980s It is faded and needs replacing. She was born in the 1930s and had a baby quilt with solid pink and green 30s fabrics.
So I think it is fitting.
I have completed my Stash Bee blocks for January! Hooray. I like to make 2 to send.
The blocks at this point are 13 1/2 inches.
And I have spent many evenings on the applique to my Kim Diehl log cabin. It is so close to completion; only berries and flowers left to sew on the last 2 borders.
This is prior to any applique work for these longer outside borders.. I have progressed a great deal. I did use Roxanne's Glue baste it to hold it down. It has worked like a charm.
Oh and something else I started: I made the decision to repaint our vanity in the upstairs bathroom which has been white since we moved in some 19 years ago. I spent an afternoon sorting and emptying all the cupboards and drawers. Then thoroughly washed and scrubbed not only the cabinet, but the doors and moldings of the bathroom. And my dear, dear husband has been kindly doing the priming and painting. Next step is to paint and miter the new moldings to frame the mirror.
Now for the laundry, cooking, and normal weekend chores.
Friday, December 29, 2017
I am thankful for all the feedback I have received in this past year. I have been inspired by the many quilts, projects and ideas out there. I am motivated by all you busy productive people. And I am rewarded to find people just like me.. a bit quirky, a bit messy or should I say creative, and human with ups and downs meeting life's challenges the best we can with each other's help.
And to Ashley goes these rewards.