Sunday, October 31, 2021
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
I have had this back from my quilter for a few weeks. Today I finally cut off the extra fabric and batting around the sides.
This is how it looked prior to going to the long-armer: It is a large quilt. I don't remember the dimensions. But to give you an idea, each heart is 6 inches on point making it 85 inches long.
I reallly LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how she quilted it. Oh, my GOSH. I did ask for custom quilting versus an edge to edge design and wanted to accentuate the piecing I did.
The back, boring, is stippling down the stripped rows of 30s fabrics and the heart designs with cross hatching are amazing. It is a light turquoise/ green color. I had purchased 9 yards for it. I have since become used to being extra wide backing fabric which is cheaper at 15 dollars a yard versus 9 yards of something.
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
This past weekend we had a Quilt Chicks retreat in Madison, Wisconsin. The weather was dreary, but maybe that was a good thing so we could get more sewing done. It is always a blast to have a bunch of quilters in the same room. So many ideas floating around and lots of creative ideas to help get the juices flowing.
Here are two of the projects I was able to put together:
The first one is a retro panel from a fabric line called Kitty Corn. I thought it was so cute, but loved the more muted colors. I had fun with the borders and even had some inspiration from my fellow quilters.
I have another lap quilt made from batiks, but I forgot to get a photo once it was together and now it is at the long-armer to take to my daughter in law this week.
My dear spouse and I are looking forward to seeing my son and family, ( mostly the boys, right) this week. Covid is going around. In fact our little guy the 5 year old came down with it early last week. We hope that is the end of it. So far no new cases in the family. Fortunately, the parents have all 3 vaccines. This will be me in a week.
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
GOOD NEWS! I revisited my heart doctor, the one who prescribed the month long wearable heart monitor. And the conclusion was that he saw no evidence of the atrial fib which had been identified some 5 years ago. I am so happy! No blood thinners for me. Plus I was able to keep my weight down a little. This was a tricky one as I had gained a few pounds on retreat a couple of weeks ago. What a relief!
So onto quilting: I have been doing lots of hand work in the evenings in front of the TV.
I have steadily been working on this wool project. It was purchased from Primitive Gatherings a few years ago. Granted, it will not be summer when it is finished, but it will be great for NEXT year.
The Valdani green pearl cotton is actually a little variegated. It was easy to assemble. I purchased a kit with the shapes pre-fused and mostly punched out. Such a life saver for all this little red flowers. The pattern is still available; I don't know about the wool kit.