Saturday was a rainy, cold and dreay with just the short trip for recycling. I got to power sew all day! First completing the April release of Two-Step. Just 12 blocks - a set with the hour glass units added and the other set with the bricks added - easy.
Next, I made 20 more plaid blocks. Luck has it that my SIL picked up a commission to make a Memory Quilt with the lady's late father's shirts - she doesn't want the scraps, so I have some fresh plaids. I have half the amount needed and this is starting to out-grow the new container I put them in already.
I added 20 more geese to my Temecula quilt in progress - about a 1/3 of the way with this (my count and my size blocks). Geese and HSTs are my favorite units to make.
Then We had a marvelous warm and sunny Sunday! Out for a walk first and then got crackin'!
I pin basted "Arsnic & Old Lace". Yes, that backing is actually a gray (a lovely Jo Morton print). A verigated gray thread for the top and dark gray for the back. And I quilted with no furry interruptions because they were out hunting all day.
DONE!! I took it outside for natural light to show that it really is gray. Yeah, I opted for no outside final border. Not that I slacked, just thought it looked better.
Just a simple cross-hatch quilting which I felt that is all it needed. It's washed/dried and in the shop. Finished size 50" x 60" - nice couch throw.
I have everything picked up, machine oiled/cleaned and new needle. My SIL will need the extra large table for her project all week, so I have my hand work to catch up on.
I put Gertrude aside to get so many things finished. She just needs her 'flesh' and hair stitched. I have this 'loopy' thread from long ago and will sew that down rather than all those french knots - and I didn't want to give her gray hair - enough playing with gray! I have a little patriotic 'runner' that I am going to cover up that bra in the bag with, but will do that with the quilting process.
Fabrics and design are waiting to turn her into a Memorial Day mini. Her buttons and other embellishments will be added after quilting. She's my week's project - oyi - April almost gone!
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