|This one shows the quilting better.|
Thursday, September 14, 2023
Sunday, May 28, 2023
UFO is of course "unfinished object." Ten years ago I pieced these kooky palm trees from unlikely fabric prints and then auditioned them in an arrangement that didn't work (photo further below). This year I tried again with a different scene, now finished and titled Springtime on the Nile.
|34" wide x 36" long|
To keep things lightweight at the machine, I first quilted the background to the batting only, after using masking tape to make guidelines for the sun's rays.
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Finally, a finish for my sister's quilt! Weeks of quilting, but I enjoyed it (my legs, shoulders and neck did not, but they'll get over it!).
Also on the back, two mini-blocks from the "Dear Sister" panel shown in the last blog post. (Haven't sewn them down yet.)
Looking forward to our first lake trip this year, when I'll surprise Karen with this (planning to take a photo of her holding it). Hoping she'll love it.
Happy spring or fall, depending on what hemisphere you're in!
Saturday, March 4, 2023
Some progress on the quilt for my sister. First, finished the log cabin blocks surrounding the camper panel...
...which did require giving up the narrow green outer border of the panel. It wound up in the seam allowance, and the blocks ended up fitting perfectly. The muse definitely knew what she was doing!
|(This is looking gray, but it's deep blue.)|
I wanted the quilt to be wider than 4 feet, though, so I looked for a good border fabric. Found this water waves yardage in my stash:
...and made a border that will be 4 inches wide after binding is attached.