Sigh. It’s been a week. And not sewing productive. Some weeks are like that. This coming week, I am hopeful, will be better. Only I feel stuck…
I have a log jam of quilts to be quilted, including a customer quilt….
One on a long arm… a guild member brought in a top for We Honor Veterans.Craft fair items to make… a coffee kozzie from Fat Quarter Shop
My leader/ender progress (over the past few weeks) has outgrown the container I started with…
Finishing up piecing this…. Ugly Quilt 1
and this….. Ugly quilt 2
This coming week, I am hopeful, will be better. Only I feel stuck…
So what’s under your needle?
Keeping sane on the Journey, Jackie
I’m linking up with Val over at Val’s Quilting Studio for her Tuesday’s Archive’s. Each week she has a different theme and while I just generally link to her site the post that fits the theme this week I decided to do a little recap on a favorite time.
If you have followed me for any length of time you know I love sewing with my grandchildren. Today’s post is a look back at the time Grace (4) and Noah (5) made pillowcases with me based on the MO Star Quilt Co. tutorial.
I loved how they helped each other.We started this process over here (part one) and they are waiting for another visit (we have them for a week in October) to finish them up. I guess we better get busy.
Looking back and ahead on the Journey, Jackie
Busy beavers and a finish:
and Bonnie are all working on strip piecing.
Ann finished up her quilt.
We have 7 finished quilts and 13 in process.
Wonderful job ladies.
Blessed with good friends on the Journey, Jackie
I had a lot of 1/2 square triangles leftover from piecing this top for my quilt guild “Ugly Fat Quarter” challenge:
So another quilt is in order, but I don’t want to be making a trillion more 1/2 square triangles.
Here are 3 possible layouts, each will require more cuts:
A. This would be the simplest to finish, I have enough 5 inch squares I can cut for this.
B. This would just require more black squares to be cut.C. This would require a lot more 1/2 square triangles to be made:
It is not going to be very large (maybe 40-40/50 range) depending on layout.
What would you choose? And why?
Thanks for weighing in.
Decisions on the Journey, Jackie
This is a quilt I made for my husband over 10 years ago. That’s as close as I can date it. I loved playing with the different fabrics to find just the right one for the different elements. I think now it would be even easier especially with quilt shop fabric. I didn’t know quilt shops desisted back then. In some ways the challenge of using what was available brings out more creativity.
Detail shots. I used some decorative threads on my machine for the stitching details. It is a small wall hanging measuring 19″ x 25.”
Linking up with Jenny over at Quiltin’ Jenny for Throwback Thursday.
Seeing how far I have come on the Journey, Jackie
Yesterday I talked a bit about a donation quilt Jaye is doing. Today I’m going to share in the ways that I have been blessed by other quilters.
I’ve received thread for the veteran quilts I make with others at my house:
Quilt tops and fabric from my local quilt guild I just stated attending for the same veteran quilt project (We Honor Veterans). A gift card to Fat Quarter Shop so I could order this:And here are a few items from giveaways I’ve participated in.
There are the swaps that I’ve participated in:
And the “just because” gifts:
Thank you to those that have blessed me since I started this blog.
Truly blessed on the Journey, Jackie