Twisting triangles on the Journey, Jackie
A busy, productive and happy week in my studio.
I finished quilting and binding this quilt, the top was given to me to finish for the We Honor Veteran’s quilts I am doing.
Seems like a lot of little things, though quilting two quilts, even if one wasn’t very large, is no small feat. Certainly a deep clean and rearrange was an undertaking.
What were your highlights for this week?
Productive on the Journey, Jackie
How is it that fabric is just a jumping off place for other things?
Such as wool fibers.This wool table runner is my first felted project. I just used the maroon wool piece as a base and just started adding elements. I didn’t have any preconceived ideas in my head of what I wanted the final outcome to look like. Finished it measured 13 x 21. It’s not a very good picture, but the runner no longer belongs to me.
More recent projects include needle books showcased here. I’m working on another project, but I can’t show that yet.
Linking up with Jenny over at Quilt’n Jenny for Throwback Thursday.
So what’s hidden in your past?
Uncovering the past on the Journey, Jackie
Another We Honor Veteran finish.
Finished size is 38″ x 38″. I decided to do a loopy star to practice free hand straight lines in all directions. Plus I quilted a top that a guild member gave me to quilt. She is a new quilter and she did a great job piecing. She was happy to let me bind it as well. This one finishes 40″ x 40″ and I also did the same stars but instead of loops between the stars, I choose to do an arc around the stars to get to the next spot.
Two down, more to go.
Saying thanks through needle and thread on the Journey, Jackie
Year one was The Diary of Anne Frank.
Year two was Tom Sawyer.
On the other side of the river they are no longer bound and free to roam the land with the lettering and stitching showing the freedom. My thoughts on banned and/or challenged books. Banning books is a slippery slope. There are many books that are published and read that I would not read or encourage anyone else to read. However, I know there are some stories that should be told, even if there was only one person to read it. And there are books that I would not want to have removed from the shelves. I am not the judge of what should be or shouldn’t be available and I don’t want anyone else choosing for me. If I have the right to ban a book I don’t agree with, that will give someone else the right to ban a book I want to read.
My local library is going to post my 3 quilts over the next month:
My current read, “White Fang,” by Jack London. I am sure it is a book that should have been part of my high school years, but wasn’t.
Check out more Banned Book quilts over on Flikr.
So what are you reading this week?
Reading and quilting on the Journey, Jackie
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….
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