Friday, October 26, 2018

Finishing


I've had the new machine (and old, new machine) humming away in trying to not only tackle the 'pile', but to do some commission work as well.  I did manage to finish up the mini CW piece inbetween quilting a few pieces for others.


My very sad pumpkin runner with patch work - the Charlie Brown Pumpkin Patch?  But, it is finished.


I used a homespun on the back, I could always use that side instead.  I don't do any decorating for the different holidays.  Yes, the real bahh-humm'berger here.


The red/white boxed square quilt - finally got a bit of sunshine and no high winds to take a photo outside.


In one of the gifted bags of scraps was two very large pieces of this check and I was able to finess a back as well as enough to use for the binding.  All used up and this quilt will be one of my guild donations.

I didn't have permission to share commissions, but two quilts and two large wall hangings got done.  Word is out that I will quilt those too wonky items that a long armer won't touch.  Doing them on a home machine and some valuable tips and tricks learned, I can quilt them to make some people very happy. 

I have a very large antique quilt to do over the weekend.  I think we caught all of the seams that needed repair (hand stitched as the piece is all hand made).  I would have been happy to hand quilt it, but the owner wanted a machine stitched cross-hatch - so many miles of thread to go.  The quilt will be passed on to a 6th generation of the original maker - just love that.

We will be in the center of the Nor'Easter, very cold and rain/snow all weekend.  Good time to quilt.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

11 comments:

  1. Oh i think your charlie Brown runner ;))) will look great on the table --setting bowls on those pumpkins. You have a lot of pieces in the works...hugs, Julierose

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  2. Congrats on all the progress! I love red/white quilt. The checked binding is such a fun finishing touch. Stay dry and warm this weekend.

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  3. Well, I think your runner is cute, but I’m with you on bah humbugging Halloween. I didn’t even like it when my kids were younger. We’ve never had a single trick-or-treater at this house as long as we’ve lived here, which is probably just as well. I might bite somebody if they came to my door. But I love your red and white quilt. I’ve been thinking my next quilt should be red and white.

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  4. Too wonky for a long armer, sounds like the description of most of the things I make. I suspect you are providing a needed service for a lot of quilters. The red and white quilt is lovely. The backing/binding is perfect.

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  5. I saw that you were more in the path of the storm than we are. Stay warm and snug and keep on quilting. We are in for rain and gloom and some snow in the higher elevations. I'm not sure why you don't like the pumpkin runner. It looks fine. My runners and hangings are more Autumn themed and not specifically for Halloween.
    Pat

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  6. I like you little runner it looks very cute. The red and white quilt is lovely and it's inspiring me to make a red and white quilt.

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  7. Hope you manage to stay warm and dry over the weekend, sounds like the best weather to be inside creating. You have some great finishes there, I like your Charlie Brown pumpkins 😆

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  8. As always you keep yourself really busy. The cold, damp weather this weekend is dreary but at least it's good weather for sewing.

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  9. I love your pumpkins! I used that same exact method for the project I'm working on. Did you see it on the Autumn Jubilee posts??! :)

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  10. I love that runner on both sides...Charlie Brown would love it, too! Beautiful red and white quilt!

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  11. Usually I only decorate for Christmas. Too much trouble to pull everything out to decorate.

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