Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A Couple of Finishes

I am out of town all the time and it's very frustrating to blog and add photos when they keep insisting that you change passwords!  Anyway, here are two finishes.  This is a wallhanging for my sister.  It is about 23x22 inches, just the right size for a door. For both projects, I did grass hillocks in the border areas and random quilting in the other borders. The feature fabric starts off with a sun in the center and rays going out to the borders. Came out very nice.

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This one is a miniature for me.  It's about 12x11 inches.  Very cute.
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I also made a mug rug, but I'll show it when I finish the other one.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Lots of progress!

In the last week, I completed both the wallhanging and mini-quilt.  If I have time, I will upload some photos.  Otherwise, I will be back home for 2 days in a couple of weeks and can get all the photos up.

In addition, I pinbasted the lap quilt, so it is ready to go. I'm looking for some batting tonight so that I can maybe pinbaste the Asian fabric quilt next week.  A lot is in the air as my relative is being released from the hospital this week and I won't know how much time I have available. 

Given that the kitties cause a lot of interruptions, I plan to spend some time working on a simple machine applique project. Quilt World had a lovely 1930s quilt which outlines a butterfly.  That should give me plenty of practice. In view of that, I bought some clearance background fabric and will have to quickly go through some fat quarters in my stash to have some stuff to work on.  I can only machine quilt an hour or two a day, so having another project helps.

Of course, I could read.  Love my Nook HD+.  I didn't NEED it since I already owned 2 Kindles and a Simple Touch Nook, but I needed a lighted display.  I HIGHLY recommend a tablet of some kind if you need to read craft pdf files and want something portable.  I'll let you know how easy it is to actually work from these units.  One thing to remember is to turn OFF the automatic screen saver.  It is set to 2 minutes which barely gives you time to follow a direction.