Showing posts from July, 2014

Catching Up--Fair Entries

There seems to be a large lag once again between posts--ah, well.  Can I blame it on the heat and humidity?  Well, there has been a lot going on.  Let's see, I finished the quilt for my sister in law in time for entering it in the County Fair.  All together I have four quilted items entered.  Here's Laura's quilt--it needs a label when I get it back. The loop quilting was simple to do despite multiple thread changes to match the ombre colors,and filling bobbins repeatedly mid row when I underestimated how much was needed.  I did have a bunch of thread tails to fix at the end.   The back of the quilt is this length of hand-painted batik from my sister Kathy's stash. She says I always pick her most expensive fabrics, lol.   I used the same neutral batik as in the squares on the front for the frame.  Closeup of the quilting, binding and the batiks.  My sister in law was thrilled with the quilt in photos, as they went home to AZ before I got it quilted and sh

Quilting is Done!

I ended up going with simple loops. I changed thread color with the ombré design. The binding is made but won't go on until tomorrow--Mimi and Papa have a date with Cove :)

Where I'll Be This Weekend

This weekend, I'll be spending a lot of time at my sewing machine with this: I've pinned the quilt for my sister in law Laura and started some tentative quilting, but didn't like the design and ripped it out.  Same as last year this time, I'm pushing to get a quilt finished to enter it in the fair.  I have another project yet to complete as well--that one is a doll quilt being big-stitch hand quilted.  The deadline for entering is 5 pm Sunday...wish me luck! I'll also be spending time with this favorite shirt: I've agreed to let it go so it will be a fond farewell.  I love this big linen shirt and have had it for at least 10 years since I bought it at a thrift store.  The upper collar I cut off years ago and it has been a "house shirt" since then.  My sister Kathy loathes it--she calls it a dishcloth-- and she and my sister in law bought me a replacement denim shirt.  Kathy is holding the new shirt hostage until I hand over this one, as I a

RWB Finish

I abandoned the alternate option of another colorway on the back of the RWB table scarf I started on the 4th, in favor of more of the same.  Here's the original front.  And alternate RWB back. Just a stitch and turn project, very quick. Glad I kept it simple :) We did some shopping over the holiday, coming home with a new BBQ and some necessary grandparent furniture.  Lucy liked the Pack n Play. I'm all set to babysit. That grandson of ours is already trying to crawl, at 4.5 months. On the move, Cove is!

4th of July

Yes, I know I'm late, but I do have a few pics from our 4th of July celebrations. I did manage to put out my few patriotic decorations for the holiday as well. This is my version of one of  Humble Quilts ' doll quiltalongs from a couple of years back.  Lori called hers Strawberry Fields Forever.  The runner is the result of scrounging through my stash to find a scrap of leftover RWB pinwheels I knew I had from a past Veteran's pillowcase donation project.  After I ironed the piece, I decided to add some borders and just make it a "scarf" rather than a quilted tablerunner.  Then I began over thinking this by wondering if I should make it double-sided with another colorway.  Do you do that? Until a decision is made, here it is unfinished but still patriotic.  Last year the Rotary Club that puts on the fireworks show for our city, practically in my parents' backyard, cancelled the show due to expenses.  The outcry was loud.  Luckily, this year it was b

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