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WIP Whoopsday - Handy

Progress this week has been on finishing a couple charity projects - one for Quilts of Valor and another for DFACs (Dept of Family & Children’s Services) through one of my guilds.  I also finally got my Diamonds in the Sky quilt basted and started hand quilting on it.

I’m doing some big stitch quilting on it with Perle cotton and other thick threads from my thread stash.  With the wool batting, it’s quite plushy and squashy. It’s also between a twin and full sized quilt, so quite warm as well when I’m working on it!

I started quilting it yesterday and have 5 stars and 10 hexies quilted on it. I think there are 117 stars total, but at least I should make decent progress on it during the Christmas road trip to visit my family in December!

I also finally got my colors picked for the En Provence mystery from Bonnie Hunter! I’m using a pinky/coral in lieu of the magenta constant and an aqua/blue in lieu of the lavender.

WIP Whoopsday - Waiting Room Sewing

Well, this week I’ve quilted a second quilt on Cindy and will be shipping it off to its new home today or tomorrow.  It was the commission quilt for my friend’s cat, so of course I decided to try my hand at ruler work. It’s not bad for being new at it, but I need the grippy stuff on the bottom of the ruler so it doesn’t slide (this is a stronger requirement for domestic machine ruler work than when work on a longarm).  Good thing I have a Craftsy class on it, and also an in-person class on it at the end of the month!  The finished quilt is in the dryer so I’ll try to grab pictures of it today if the light is good.

I also got to do some waiting room sewing while my daughter was at the dentist, so I finished putting on the first border put on the Diamonds in the Sky quilt.  I think I’ll tackle the second one while waiting at art class tonight!