Sunday, October 29, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching

Its a dreary Sunday afternoon, chilly outside and the perfect time for some hand quilting and Halmark Countdown to Christmas movies.  

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Galaxy Star

 Last couple of days I have made progress on my Galaxy Star quilt.  I am struggling with these quarter inch seams coming out just right so that the star points line up right with the checkerboard center.  I measure, I check the seam width, I check the finished piece and dang if I am not off!!!  Not off by much - maybe 1/8 inch or a touch more, but it shows up so much against that black. 

The black is actually a batik with black background and deep blue dot swirling around. So progress is slow, but I am determined they will line up correctly.  I have nine of the twelve star blocks completed and all the sections made for the remaining three stars.  Hope to get that done tonight. [ I share a room with my husband, so what you see in the background is his stuff :)]

Pink is the color for Octorber in the RSC.  I could probably have used 100 pinks and still not used all in my stash.  I don't have a lot of yardage in my stash, but I do have a lot of pieces 1/2 yard or less (mostly less) that I can pull from.

I have 15 of the 33 blocks I need to make in October completed.  We will be going to WVa next week, so I will have them done by the time I get home - at least that is the plan. 

This is my work tray that travels with me. It sits in a larger tub where I have all my Jack's Chain blocks in process.

Monday, October 2, 2017

September Finishes

I completed three quilts in September.  The actually piecing on two of them was completed in March, but I did not get them quilted until September and then got the binding on with the help of some friends. 

Bali Wedding Star - gift to my daughter Ellen and her husband Adam. It is their wedding quilt, they celebrated their 3rd anniversary this past June.  Once all quilted and gifted, the oooops was discovered in the top left corner.  I call that my signature, haha.  Quilted by Donna Sawyer, Heath Springs, SC

This will be a Christmas gift to my grandson Eli as his "big boy" quilt.  I make the grand kids a big kid quilt when they move from the crib to a bed.  Eli turned 8 this past February...hmmm think I am a little late with this one too.  Quilted by Donna Abbot, Michigan

Nosegay quilt - I took a class in this at the SC Quilter's Piecable Retreat in October 2016.  I am looking forward to taking it to the retreat this year and showing that I finished it!  Quilted by Donna Abbott, Michigan