Sunday, April 23, 2017

A Good Weekend


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! 

Check out Judy L's Patchwork Times
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Beth's Monday Making

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

12 comments:

  1. great progress. you are such an inspiration

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  2. you have been busy, and something for every project, so nice to share the time around. Mrs Bag lady, lovely.

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  3. Wow, you got a lot done and saw the sun. I think Arsenic and Old Lace (one of my favorite movies) is wonderful and you're right, no border needed. I hope the furkids enjoyed the hunting.

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  4. Great projects, and your Two-Step is looking good!!

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  5. You did have a productive weekend. That gray quilt looks fabulous.

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  6. Looks like you've been very productive! Your grey quilt is very pretty. I agree with your border choice.

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  7. Power sewing...wow. I don't think I'll ever be in that category..LOL.

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  8. I'm with you about the border, and I love that quilt. I think when the blocks are sashed on all sides, you've done your job. Curious to see how your "loopy thread' will work. I've never seen that before.

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  9. Whew, it's like a whirlwind in your place. I like what you are doing with Gertrude; the bra doesn't seem to belong. Arsenic and Old Lace is lovely. Hand sewing may be too restful for you:)

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  10. Your grey quilt calls to me -- simple but very effective.

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  11. The gray quilt turned out wonderful.

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