Bonny sent this quilt. I am not sure of the name. But she said it was a replica of a quilt that hangs in a museum…..:)
The little border of squares on point are all appliqued. They are one inch. Yes, I said one inch squares all the way around are all appliqued. The tiny flowers are about 2.5 inches all the way around and those are also needle turn applique. AMAZING!
It is so gray out today. Lighting is difficult for the pictures. So I tried in several areas.
I quilted continuous curves, feathers, stipple and lines. It turned out so beautiful.
Bonny sent this along with hers (it’s a friend of hers) and asked for an all over type of design.
The background is yellow with little blue roses. I actually think I have used that fabric in one of my quilts..isn’t that funny? I recognize that all the time. So I quilted all over roses and leaves to compliment the fabrics already in the quilt.
I love the simplicity of these type of designs…..it controls your focus….and everything besides teh pattern falls away. Color choices are really important in these types of patterns. She chose very well.
Thanks ladies! Always a pleasure! It’s difficult to get pics on a gray day. I hope you get an idea.
So I have not long armed since Thursday. Today I have to get back in the saddle.
Friday I had breakfast with the ladies, I had a class at the shop and then I made dinner for my family. I had a pounding headache….so I decided to maybe start working on something that was not going to cause me stress if I messed up. So I put together a top called “My Favorite things” by Sweetwater. I bought it last year ( i think) I thought it was so cute. I knew it would be quick & easy….but somehow I still waited. I completed the embroidery last night during Revenge. The original has blanket stitching around the applique ….but I am going to quilt those down with my long arm. So I just embroidered the words and anywhere I thought a french knot should be placed. I will also add buttons after it’s quilted.
so now it is ready to go.
Then Saturday we spent the morning working in the yard. It was so windy we could not rake and get the grass in better shape. But the boys transferred rocks and started the concrete bottom under the trellis. So that was nice then I spent 4-5 hours at the quilt shop for a few more classes. Came home to make dinner for my kids + a few extra. Then I cut out this small wall hanging/tabletopper. I used scraps …..and had some fun. I pieced it on Sunday after church. Well later in the afternoon before dinner. Sunday night after dinner is always game night. So I decided hand work was best for afterwards.
It feels good to get these off the cutting counter…they have been floating around it for a long time. Waiting. So binding & backing are all cut & ready to go.
I hope you all have a great Monday! I have so much to get done today.
This week I was slow going. I am not sure what I have been doing? Household stuff? adjusting into routine? I have no idea. But I just couldn’t seem to get it together in the studio. But I did put together the City Planner 9 Patch.
I also put together this quilt. The center of each block are printed panels. I am not sure why….but I let myself get sucked into these quilts every once in awhile. I added frames to each block and put them together. What I lack in piecing-> I am going to make up for in quilting. I think, I can bring this (cheater) quilt to life with my long arm.
I also made a little wallhanging with some of the leftovers. The name of the line is called “Everlastings” by Sandy Gervais. (moda)
I also had to cut backing & Binding for a Round Robin quilt that came back to me this week. I just used extra wide muslin for my backing……the quilt is another HUGE one…so I had to use a yard of 30′s fabric for binding. Between the few Round Robin quilts I have had to add to and to finish my own…I have scraps of 30′s yardage left. That is officially the first type of fabric I have wiped out of my stash. I have several vintage projects that need to be worked on…???? But knowing me….I would add something modern to them anyway. I can’t wait to quilt my 30′s quilt. Other than my GFG that just came back….I did not have a 30′s quilt in my collection. So now I have 2. And they both came back in the same week? Pretty Awesome!
I keep asking myself if I am going to start quilting some of these quilts that I keep making? Seriously the bins are getting ridiculous again. But I stand in front of the machine all of the time…so I have a hard time motivating myself to work on my own sometimes. It comes & goes in spurts. So I just have to go with the flow.
I also got a SWOON quilt back this week. Amy and I have been trading for years…she made a Swoon for herself and for me. OF course all of my fabrics were Amy Butler….so I chose a Backing from my AB stash and it’s called “Charisma” Pretty perfect right? That was 5 yards. plus half a yard for binding.
Fabric Count 278.83+6.5+10+1+5.5=301.83
300 YARDS! WOWSER!
6.5 yards for the 9 patch city planner
10 yards for Everlastings
1 yard of 30′s binding
5.5 for Swoon
Bolts I have purchased this year:
Extra Wide Muslin -1
Personal finishes for 2014 (these are ones I made from start to finish):