Friday, July 19, 2013

Another Quilt Finished!

You wouldn't think a quilt so small would take 2 or 3 years to finish but it does when you don't work on it!  Huh.

This quilt pattern comes from the book Fat Quarter Quilting.  I had the top finished quilt a while ago but couldn't decide how I wanted to quilt it and whether I wanted to quilt by machine or hand.

Strange but true: I had this quilt sitting on my design wall for some time.  I had photographed it.  Then I pulled it out to baste it and noticed that some of the hour glass blocks were facing the wrong way!  How did I not notice before?  Sometimes I leave mistakes alone but this wasn't a difficult fix and I knew that every time I looked at the quilt, it would irritate me.  Much better now!  

I had plans to hand quilt this 1/4" inside all the seams but the hand quilting wasn't going well.  I ripped out the stitches and made a new quilting plan for machine quilting.  Plan B worked. :)

This is Quilt 2 of 4 that I committed to finishing this summer.  Back to work on my Tile Quilt and my Improv wall hanging!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Getting Stuff Done!

Jelly Roll Race--done!

Jelly Roll Race quilted and shipped to one of my nieces who just graduated high school. Quilted with variegated thread 1/4 inch from seams.

June Improv BOM

  Crochet fingerless gloves for a class I am going to teach next spring.   
Are you impressed with how ahead of schedule I am right now? I am!
Pattern, Flora, from Linda Permann and it was awesome, I have to say.  The yarn was, too (Madelintosh Tosh Merino Light in Posy).

I am finishing up another block from my tile quilt--then only two blocks to go!  Doing the applique by hand is taking me about a week per block, so I hope to have all blocks done by the end of the month.

I always enjoy reading Jeni B's list at the end of her posts, for example, here.  I thought I would try something similar.

Good things of late:
  • I haven't made fajitas in years--at least since I moved to PA about 7 years ago--I finally made them again tonight.  They were Am-a-zing!
  • Making really good progress on craft projects.  I love summer.
  • Tomorrow, weather permitting, I am going to look at art outside and eat ice cream.