Friday, November 21, 2014
Feeling a bit under the weather today. After making a quick run to the library to see what they had in quilt books, I was off to the bedroom to snuggle under a quilt for several good reads.
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Thursday, November 20, 2014
The weather warmed, a bit, and the sun came out and every bug in the area, it seemed, leaped or flew onto my quilt.
This large wasp being one of the first to arrive. And I just read The Wasp Scene in The Bees book last night so this really creeped me out! (Anyone else reading this book?) It would not leave!
Here's a close-up of the negative space. I love the way it turns out though sewing it I was not feeling any love whatsoever. I was afraid the density would make the quilt stiff, but no, it's nice and soft. My first time using Aurifil, 50 wt., for quilting and I see why it gets such rave reviews. I also used it for hand sewing the binding and it was great. No tangles.
I made a section of binding with all the colors, didn't want anyone slighted!
Pretty pleased with myself at this point, the wasp is gone! Little did I know it hitched a ride into the house on my hair.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
I joined this online community.
And made blocks for this month. Such a challenge for me to use that black. All the Xs are from scraps. I quit when I ran out of the required jewel tones.
And bought some scissors. Just for paper.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
I forgot to charge my camera battery so I used my iPhone. I finished my BOM quilt. Got the binding all sewn on the back by hand this morning after starting it yesterday afternoon. I can't quite pul;l the trigger on sewing it down by machine which seems to be the fad recently. I love the texture that developed when I quilted the lilac negative space.
I machine quilted it with lines half an inch apart after I had quilted them an inch apart. When I went back to fill in I skipped three inches and then would do more fill in. I'm hoping the weather is more cooperative tomorrow for pictures. It was so cold and dreary gray outside today I thought we might get snow! And windy too.
A better pic of the lilac and more accurate in color. If you're wondering about the title post it's because I imagine working in a donut shop must be similar to working on a quilt, at least for me. I get so sick of making that quilt from start to finish, I cannot wait to either mail it to the recipient or put it away in the closet. After a month I'm ok with seeing it! Weird me, I know.
Here's the backing, I love the fabric it's so quirky and silly. I even got it labeled today.
Stay warm, see you tomorrow!
Monday, November 17, 2014
This is a quilt I made over the summer and never got around to sharing. It's when I first started using my stash of Aunt Grace fabric I bought when it first came out quite a while ago.
I love how it turned out.
The backings a blue and cream Moda shirting that I've had forever though not quite as long as the Aunt Grace. It was nice to use it up. I used Pellon cotton batting in white off the roll from Joann's. It washed up nicely and would use it again although I did have a problem with grease and had to return my first piece. I am guessing it came from the factory that way.
And my niece, enjoying her birthday present!
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