Having been slayed for two days by an unpleasant GI illness, I'm staying home this Design Wall Monday to regain strength. Yesterday I could only manage to eat one cracker and sip on Gatorade. This isn't the type weight loss program I am a fan of!
I have a few things to share.
We had a mini -quilt swap at Guild and I made this for Scott. He loves blue and hates orange but I ended up with a couple of tiny triangles of it in this quilt :). It is about 20x24", I'm guessing, made from leftover blue and white HSTs onto which I improv sewed other cutoff triangles. I had already quilted part of the quilt but finished with my new sewing machine, a Viking Sapphire 930, which has a 10" throat. Heaven! I also sewed up--at the last minute--a mini quilt for our Holiday gift swap. Somehow I didn't get a pic of the finished quilt and will have to ask Sarah, who ended up with it, to send me one.
While missing our Ventura MQG Sew-in for Thomas Fire quilts on Saturday (having sent DH to deliver batting and fabric), I had a home session sewing Perkiomen blocks from the kit I brought home. Lots of rearranging, pinning, and getting up and down from the machine to the ironing board. I finished three full rows before giving up and heading for the bed. No pics of that yet.
I also worked on a cross-stitch from a Lizzie Kate pattern.
In progress, had to show my manicure :)
And a finish! This was my first time using a hand-dyed embroidery floss (Weeks Hand-Dyed), and I must say I am not particularly fond of the striping that occurred in the background of the large letters. I had a couple of creative opportunities with this stitchery (ahem)--the C in "Stitching" received more of a curve as I miscounted where the next letter started. I actually like the way the letter looks with the addition but the stitchery doesn't line up perfectly. Some other design decisions occurred in the bottom section, but the differences didn't bother me enough to tear out rows and rows of stitching. This will look cute framed and up on the wall.
More hand sewing while reclining and alternately dozing through nausea yesterday...
|Cheddar and Cinnamon Quilt|
This poor quilt has been waiting since September 2017 for the binding to be finished after I had it custom longarm quilted. I have about 1.5 sides left to do. It is a fairly big quilt at 72"square, so takes awhile.
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