Saturday, September 26, 2020
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
It is so hard to believe that Fall is here, although the weather seems to be going from hot summer to cool Fall over night. I got to add the Fall label to my Seasonal Temperature quilt just in time, I only had one little summer piece left.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Today I have my Lone Rose Star quilt top completed, ironed and taken to a long-arm quilter for basting the quilt sandwich. I plan to hand quilt this one, but when its a queen size its always nice to have it basted by someone with a long arm machine. Looking at the picture I can see where I should have interchanged a pink and a yellow Rose Star - but too late now. Funny how these things always show up in a picture.
Saturday, September 12, 2020
Making progress on my Cottage Grove quilt. My friend, Darlene, is also making one and we zoom on Fridays to keep each other going. We were meeting here at my house, but then she had to go into quarantine as she has her first grandbaby due to arrive next week.
There are 5 cottages in the quilt and we just completed #4. The pattern was meant for fusible applique, which I prefer needle turn. Some of the applique is very small and detailed,so often the case with fusible. Anyway, this block required a little blue bird on the chimney and a rather small birdhouse. The houses have lots of pieces and the first two that we made, we machine pieced it all. More recently I have been drawing the paper piecing foundation pieces in EQ and mine are coming out so much better, precise and way easier to make. Darlene is enjoying the paper piecing as well.
I decided to embroider the top of the chimney and the little blue bird. I do love blue birds and I may have to put one on top of the birdhouse too. I may use my fabric pens to color in the bird and the chimney top - but then again I may not.
Monday, September 7, 2020
Monday, August 31, 2020
This is an update on the list of on-going projects. I am finding that knowing I need to report on my project progress kinda keeps me moving along. So here is my list:
1 - Temperature Quilt - Got this one up-to-date last week, and now behind again :)
2 - Coronaville Quilt - Got this one up-to-date last week, and now behind again :)
3 - Brimfield - I completed the paper piecing of two more blocks, Block 9 and Block 10. Block 9 is totally complete, but I still need to applique the Block 10 to the background.
Completed this quilt. The blocks were hand appliqued by my mother sometime before 2009, which is when she passed. These were leftover blocks from quilts she had made. I have the Hollyhock quilt, one of my favorites and she gave it to me several years before she died. She hand appliqued and hand quilted the ones in my quilt, using a quilt as you go method. The butterfly block was left from a quilt she made for my father based on a pattern given to her by my father's mother. I never knew my grandmother as she died when I was 9 months old. My daughter now has the butterfly quilt.
This is the label I put on the quilt. It will be a gift to my brother, Jack.