Monday, February 23, 2015
Another Unplugged Weekend
I don't totally unplug - just step away from the computer. I spent last weekend in getting all those flimsies done, so this weekend was spent getting them quilted. My body has told me that to NEVER do that again! So once a top is ready, it must be quilted then and there - no more marathon sessions please. I did take breaks to amuse my furries. They are getting too 'winter weather weight' and need some exercise each day - as well as cut back on the treats.
Since our weather is bad, I had to resort to indoor photos. This is my second quilt guild charity donation ( the blue one can be seen HERE) and made from scraps from four different people. I just did my go to serpentine at random spacing since this is on the modern side.
And I was so happy to find a use for this fabric on the back - used up! Even the binding was a piece used up and off the shelf.
My first Sweet16 quilt - 16-patches with chain blocks. AND that barrel of 2.5" squares is still over flowing.
I pieced two browns (cleared from the shelf) for the back and the fun stipey binding is another clean out. This is a large quilt and I see that HappyChemo is in need of the 45" square and men size quilts - this will make for a nice man's quilt.
And my second Sweet16 - a variation on the Jacob's ladder block. I did this one with 2" squares - hmmm, maybe there is time to make another with those 2.5". (there's bella - a little slimmer these days)
I pieced the back with the left over border fabric (an old RJR line) and two other greens - more clean off. Even the binding was a piece cleared off the shelf.
And I cleared out my roll of batting - I cut down the last of the roll so I have 4 more pieces ready (I have a common size for my quilts, so this works). Now that huge long tube is out the door, too.
**and remind me to never marathon quilt again**