well I took today for me. I did 2 row by row patterns. the first one is done except adding another cow when I get back to quilt shop to get small piece of fabric luckily they had one in their scrap bin. then will be ready to quilt. not sure if going to do by itself our put into a quilt. several shops in my area haven't gotten a winner yet so may try to put quilt together to win... the second one is pieced background and all the appliques are fused on and ready to sew down.... might get some done tomorrow.
just finished quilting this one for a customer. She just picked it up and loved it she does lovely hand embroidery work. I followed the blue dots for the quilting design and sewed on the binding so she can hand stitch it down.
also made another block this morning for my tavern blues quilt only 5 more blocks to make then ready for design wall to layout the blocks and decide on sashing and cornerstones looking forward to seeing this made into a top.
I got a customer quilt loaded onto long arm and 2 passes done on it going to look great. It is a hand embroidered double wedding ring. I am following the blue dots for quilting. Hope to work on it everyday until it is done this week.
when not working on it I checked out another UFO to see what was left to be done on it. I needed 8 more blocks made 5 of them were cut and kitted up so I cut the other 3 blocks . I don't have any more background fabric so this quilt will be one row short which will make it rectangle instead of square that will work for me. It is call Tavern Blues. It was a class I took couple years ago. I sewed 2 blocks so 6 more to go. here is one of them.. I am using civil war fabrics in cheddar, blue, brown, reds.
I also made some more pieces for my Bonnie Hunter midnight flight quilt. 30 of each.
Trying to move some projects along in between taking care of MIL. Happy with my progress for the weekend.
well I have been taking care of my Mother-in-Law for her broken wrist and surgery on other hand so has been staying with us. So haven't go a lot of sewing done.. Made couple of kitchen towels for a friends granddaughter that loves chickens.
I finished a customer quilt this was the first of the kind of quilt that I had made using applique and embroidery to make a family tree quilt. The family loved it. hoping for a better picture of this from the family. I forgot to get a complete picture of it when it was done...
Then I quilted 2 red and white log cabin block quilts that were baby size for another customer but didn't take a picture of them. Got these done this last week while MIL was resting.
While cleaning my sewing room one day this week to find the cutting table and my desk next to sewing machine. I found a quilt as you go string block quilt ready to put together so I worked on it and it is done ready to go to our local sheriff's department to hand out to a child in need. I have enough blocks done to make another one. Love making these since they are quick and mindless sewing. They use us scraps of fabric and batting and are colorful .
Today I hope to start on another customer quilt it is a hand embroidery one that I will follow the blue dots marked for quilting. The lady does wonderful embroidery work. Also cut the strips to put string quilt together with..
I am getting ready to take a Bonnie Hunter class in Moline, Ill this coming Saturday. it is Midnight Flight. need red, cheddar constant fabrics and I had them in my stash. then many neutrals, black prints, blues and purples I have cut the sizes needed for the class I started sewing the neutrals to either red strips or cheddar strips for 3 patches then cut them into 2 patches Pictured below Then started sewing into 4 patches. Can't wait to go to the class another bonus is can stay and daughter's house and see grandsons... A friend is going with me to make it more fun and we will shop hop on our way from Decatur to Moline...
I have finished a quilt to be donated to our sheriff's department to give to a kid in need. our small quilting group make as many as we can to give to the department for kids that are taken from their home and need some comfort. this one is a quilt as you go scrap block quilt. they are fun and easy
uses up extra fabric and batting from projects then us all your left over strips any size to make the block then I use a 1" sashing for the back and a 2" for the front.
I like to work on these in the evening while watching TV and don't want to concentrate on a pattern.
off to make some more blocks I emptied one zip lock bag working on this one