Monday, November 11, 2019

Body Double Bound

 I made the plunge and squared up a very large wall quilt I've been working on for a very long time. It was quite askew, and it wasn't going to hang well because of that. So cutting it down to an actual rectangle meant giving up some of the image. I actually like it better now, so that's good, phew.

I had already made the binding so it was easy to get it sewn on to the quilt. The dot grunge grey fabric that I chose really did work well with the color variations in this piece.
 These pictures show the texture from both the quilting and from the layers of Setacolor paint.
Here's the fourcorners, I think that they turned out pretty well!

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Saturday Night Stitching

Had a Saturday Night Stitching session last night and got the free motion quilting done on one of the smaller projects on my finish a long list. Even though I'm still a little rusty, I'm pleased with how the stitch length is coming out, and how my improvised designs are working out.

Next up on this piece is doing a binding of some sort, maybe a facing, and also putting on some embellishment, perhaps beads. It's been a while since I've done beading on a wall quilt.

Saturday, November 09, 2019

More Tula

Bought some older Tula Pink fabrics on big sale from I Love Fabric, they're closing down and selling off the remaining stock. Maybe there will be some fabrics you need on their site.  I'm going to be using all Tula Pink fabrics to make a border for my City Sampler to bring it up to king-size so I can use it on our bed.
There are also two others in here that are non Tula, the bees, and one with irons that's hiding under the bees.

Friday, November 08, 2019

Blue Back Done

 Got the back pieced together for the Kaffe Blue Squares done. Only to find that the binding I made is too short. And I used the last of the polka dot in the upper right hand corner there. Sigh.
I really like how this corner turned out with the stripes and solids.

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Pink Really Really Pink

We gave our daughter a weighted blanket for her birthday last weekend, and I offered to make her a duvet cover for it as it's not washable. She asked for pink, so I had her go through my box of pink fat quarters and pick ones she liked. I made a little swatch card and took it to my LQS and found these fabrics. The two fabrics on the right will be on one side and the two on the left will be on the reverse. That's the plan as of now. 

The store I went to is the local Kaffe Fassett place, and so they carry his design wall flannel. I bought a piece to try out. His comments on using a white design wall go something along the lines of "How can you see anything, it's like looking into a snowstorm?" I'm not sure if I'll like the white lines, but I do like the grey. I'm going to pin it up onto my all-white design wall and take some comparison pictures of a project side by side to see if I see a difference.

Monday, November 04, 2019

On To November

Onto the month of November. Already?
Ready for all the family birthdays this month? Almost.
Ready for Thanksgiving? Getting there, bought a gravy boat so there's that.
Ready for some quilting? Yes please.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

SpooOoooky Halloween

 Happy Halloween! This witch needed fixing, so I was gluing her up and she ended up staying on my worktable to keep me company through all the power outages.
Someday I'll do a Maleficent costume for myself, but this is not happening this year. My daughter and her partner are coming over and we're going to wear all of my witch hats and go downtown to hand out candy.
Hope you have a SpooOoooky Halloween!