It is COMPLETED. The sleepy fox baby quilt is DONE! And I am so happy. I spent most of Tuesday afternoon hand sewing the binding. Here is the cute woodland backing; it is a lovely soft fabric, not flannel, though.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Sunday, February 21, 2021
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Oh, my! I got side tracked. I was reading blogs. Something we all do. And I found Temecula Quilt Company. Not a new site for me, but one I hadn't visited in a while. ( I even got their mini postcards for Christmas.)
Here is a beautiful old quilt from silks and such. I quickly downloaded the pattern that we are recreating for it.
And they are doing a quilt along. Sort of. Only make 20 hourglass units a week. That doesn't seem too hard.
I dived in and did my first 12 without any issues. And Off I Go. I am even keeping up and now have over 40 of these completed. ( I am 3 weeks behind the start date; I need to catch up.)
I really am working on getting to the finishing block to finish my Sleeping Fox baby quilt. It is just staring at me and I can't seem to get in the groove. And I have been spending lots of mental energy avoiding. UGHHHHH! The struggle is real.
Friday, February 12, 2021
Quilting Challenge Projects 2021 by Sheri McConnell at A Quilting Life
Do you need motiviation? At times, I sure do. Well, I found this awesome challenge on a Youtube video last night. It is just the right thing for me: small things build to bigger things. So I am also going to share it with my guild tonight as a personal challenge for people. I know we are all starved for interaction and the accountability may help, too. Here is the link if you would like it:
Sheri is going to do 2 things for February: one this little table topper, and some half square triangles for a bigger project for Christmas.
Monday, February 8, 2021
Friday, I was so happy to get my daughter's quilt back from my longarm quilter. This top has been done since December. I had awaited backing and batting for some time. So I spent the afternoon first trimming the edges. Then I applied the binding by machine. ( It had already been prepped and was ready to go) Followed by the hours of the Superbowl game hand sewing the the binding to the other side. I was so happy I actually completed 3 sides of the binding. And this is the LONGEST binding I have ever done. 12 WOF strips.
Saturday, February 6, 2021
We definitely got that snowstorm that traveled across the country. At least 10 inches is all I can say. Then we adapted to that and a few days later more arrived. Very slippery wet snow! It was really pretty, but driving was a little hazardous. (had to go out to tutor and get a few groceries) now the polar vortex has arrived giving us below zero chill factors. These are the mounds by the road
I have been working on little things. I have these half square triangles completed for a monthly mini mystery 8 of each color. this month is to make mini 4 patches. Kathleen Tracy has these frequently. So if you like reproduction fabrics and patchwork find her on Facebook here is her link:Kathleen Tracy's facebook group. patterns are listed on this homepage under the links tab at the top. I have met her in person as she is from Illinois and she has published several books. She usually tries out patterns here.
Another wonderful group to get into if you like Primitive things is Quilts by Cheri: Cheri Payne quilt group, This has been started by a friend of Cheri Payne a wonderful designer who has passed away. There is a Saturday morning live video of Irma offering questions and demonstrations and such. Below is the current pattern for Valentines day made by Marta AC.
My big project has been to work on the Little Fox in the Snow baby quilt. The little darling arrived early as in yesterday. Surprise.
Here is the inspiration from Pinterest by 3rd story workshop.