Saturday, September 3, 2016

Henrys little quilt

This is Henrys I-spy quilt. There wasnt enough of any of the fabrics for backing so I made a huge 9 patch out of leftovers and a mint gingham check. He ended up loving the back...especially since it had his favorite Paw Pals.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Three finishes

Getting back to quilting has been a challenge lately for a few reasons...1. I'm back to using a kitchen table as a sewing room :(
2. We are still trying to landscape and build (my sewing room/den) so there's so much to do.... my time is limited 3. It's canning season and I REALLY want some great canned veggies and sauces this winter 3. I have a PILE of UFOs that need to be finished before I embark on new projects.


Working in the kitchen has lots of drawbacks as many of you know...cleaning up before every meal so we can eat there (here's where the snack bar comes in handy!) The lighting is not that good. It's great for a nice romantic dinner but for 60 year old eyes to see on black fabric? NO. And then there's Al who likes to sit at the table to do bills or read mail or check his phone or snack... Just PUSH that fabric and sewing stuff to the side OR NOT and get pen marks, blueberry stains, grease and whatever on my fabric and supplies.. YUP, not an ideal place to quilt.


But I'm making it work and finishing up a few projects. I quilted the quilt for Lisa's friend...the purple one I posted a bit ago...not counting this as my finish.
I made and completed a quilt for Henry...this wasn't a UFO but I really wanted him to have a digger quilt (an I-SPY digger quilt!)
Then there's the Maple Leaf quilt from the 80's that I finished up for my brothers...for their up north cabin.

Finally I finished up a UFO Halloween quilt made from blocks I won. Feels like I'm getting somewhere! Just wait till that sewing room gets done...I'll be on FIRE :)

Almost Christmas

I'm still in hexie mode... These pretty Kaffe fabrics are going to become hexagons that I will appliqué to background fabric. Sashi...