This week I’ve been working on finishing up pattern samples for our July pattern release; not only am I making the two that are featured in the pattern itself, but also a third shop sample to accompany the printed patterns. The two for the pattern have been handed off for production and photography; here’s a sneak peek at the quilting on the back of one of the samples.
My ribbon candy is slowly improving thanks to practice!
The third sample (which I thought I asked everyone to stop me if I decided to do three samples at one time for a pattern?) I worked on at the sew-in last night. Here’s hoping the seams I sewed on my Featherweight are straight!
This week has been mostly making progress in quilting on a pattern sample, and also working further on the Dresden Garden top. I got the dense center part of the quilting done last night, and will try to do the next thread color tonight.
After tonight all bets are off as I’ll be hanging out at the East Cobb Quilters’ Guild show this week! Come say hi if you’re coming through Atlanta this weekend – the show runs Thursday to Saturday at the Cobb County Civic Center!
This quilt started out as a collection of leftover strips from a Saturday Sampler quilt, Sparkling Gems (which I never got a picture of – boo!) We received monthly bits of fabric to use for the main blocks, and had a number of leftover trimmings that measured 1 1/2 – 2″ by various lengths. The batiks were too pretty to just chuck so I held on to them until I finally just started improv piecing them together with leftovers of the background fabric.
The total size is around 43 x 64″ – a bit longish, but I didn’t want to leave any strips out! To quilt it, I did wavy horizontal lines in the background and did a straight line with repeating circle motif in the all the colored bits. Nina is helpfully showcasing that design below.
I’m not quite sure where will this go, or what purpose it will serve. It might get donated, or I might keep it because I love the bright colors!
This quilt came to be because of some leftover blocks from another project. I framed a 5″ neutral square with 2 1/2″ strips of various fabrics, and them trimmed the 7 1/2″ so the center block was tilted.
Of course, I only had 11 leftover blocks, which doesn’t make much of a quilt! I complemented with others squares from complementary fabric in baseball and golf prints, and some coordinating neutral squares. That brought the size up to about 42 x 49″, which is a good size lap quilt for a child.
For the quilting, I did freeform FMQ stars in the middle of the neutral blocks, and a meander to travel from block to block.
This will get donated to DFACs through my local guild!
This week I’ve been trying to get back into the groove and finishing some things before the next wave of giant projects hit. I’ve been remiss in finishing up a couple things for my mom, so I’ve been working on some alternative throw pillow covers and various projects. I’m trying my hand at a cathedral window-style cover; it looks better than I’d thought it might for a first try!
And it’s also time to get back to quilting; I took the cover off Cindy to find the table bed cover had buckled, like maybe the cats had skidded onto it so much that it skootched it over? I peel up the double sided tape and smoothed it all out again, so easy enough to fix,
This was another slow usage week as I focused on getting well from the mega-cold I caught on vacation. I managed to eek out 2 small projects, both of which made use of the “ugly” snowman fabric that Lynn showed on episode 215 of The Stitch TV Show. They’ll both be going to good homes shortly!
- Used this week: 2.75 yards
- 1.25 yd for snowman tablerunner
- 1.5 yd for the snowman tree skirt
- Used Year to Date: 62.75 yards
- Added this week: 0 yard
- Net Used YTD: 5.5 yards
- YTD Used for Charity: 11 yards (18% of total used)
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