Monday, April 20, 2020

Monday Making


Half of the quilt is together and I am loving how this looks.  If these were larger blocks and all Civil War prints I would sew them block to block or even on point.  BUT, with this brighter mix I am going with a full sashing setting.  It's a little more time consuming, but I think it sets these found HSTs off so nicely.


Today I will finish up the row sashes and get the other half together and hopefully then, join the two halves.  A skinny light border around and then I have pulled some fabrics to audition for a final larger border.  I will push myself thru those borders as I want to have this completed before I start on anything else.  


And yes, on Wed, Thurs, and Fri. we had snow.  The valley didn't get as much as the mountain communities - BUT IT"S APRIL!  We've warmed up and the sunshine has taken most of this away.


However, the cold did a number on the daffodils.  I was so happy to see large clusters of these (I had all white ones), but for such a short time.


The tulips just starting to come out and I hope they are hardier.  These are rescue or free planted (squirrels and chippers) bulbs.  I have to thank my neighbors for these.


AND the next generation quilter!  With the extended 'pause' for NYS, my daughter is teaching her daughter to quilt.  A new scrap quilter - love it.  This is the little bug I made the Unicorn Quilt for.

Keep Safe and Healthy,
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

12 comments:

  1. The concentration cutting with the large scissors , but after this is over, a delight to have a finish right there. Small is wonderful, both the tiny quilt and the curly haired little girl.

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  2. Your HSTs look amazing.
    The little quilter is concentrating very hard. She will be an expert in no time, with two lovely ladies to inspire her.

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  3. I love how this quilt is coming together--so pretty...
    Oh your little cutie pie is so sweet concentrating on her quilting...
    ~ ~ ~ waves under emerging sun...Julierose

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  4. Loving your half square triangles quilt. Wow snow in April, I hope the spring flowers cope ok. Look at the concentration on that young one!! Great to see.

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  5. Love your soon to be quilting buddy. Such determination in that picture. Great hst quilt. You always seem to have a magic wand making those quilt parts come together

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  6. She is a real cutie! Love the next generation to love scraps. As much as I hate sashing, you setting for these blocks is perfect. Looks great!

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  7. These blocks look awesome with the sashing! What a great scrap quilt you are making! And so happy to see youngsters learning about quilting!

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  8. I love your found triangles quilt. What a sweet picture of your granddaughter. Also, I love that I can picture your place in my mind. Sorry about the snow and the daffodils. We are gloomy again today, but we had a beautiful day of sunshine yesterday.

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  9. Like the sashing! A new quilter is born😊😊😊

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  10. The new generation of quilters are always sooo very CuTe...
    Love your quilt and I definitely agree it looks gorgeous with sashing between blocks... xox

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  11. Your daffodils look like mine did on Saturday. Love the quilt - HST have so much versatility!

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  12. As a new quilter, she will appreciate that unicorn quilt even more.

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