Busy beavers and a finish:
Wonderful job ladies.
Blessed with good friends on the Journey, Jackie
I’m on the home stretch. “A” won, for more on this, see the other options here. This top was donated to me for the “We Honor Veterans” project so this was on and off the long arm in one afternoon. I finished binding this. More pictures later.
It’s good to have a finish. Even if it is small.
Resting 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:
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.
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
I have discovered that quilters are very giving people.They make quilts for those in need, for friends, for new neighbors, babies, showers, friends of friends, for fund-raisers, to make a public statement and for each other as a sign of support, care and love.
Quilting is an expensive art. Fabric and supplies continue to increase in price and the amount needed for a decent size quilt is quite substantial. Then there is the time. And equipment. And yet we continue.
I think I am like most quilters in that I quilt because I must. Just like a painter must paint, quilters must quilt. That our art can then be shared in various ways is a bonus.
These will go in the mail tomorrow to Jaye over at Artquiltmaker for a donation quilt she is making.
This was not my final layout for the blocks, just testing different fabrics and getting the correct number cut. I did end up swapping some squares out.
When I pieced light to dark it was purely random. Once I was sewing rows together I started to pay more attention so while still random, there weren’t a lot of repeats next to each other.
Having fun on the Journey, Jackie
Does anyone lose weeks like I do? While raising children, I thought when they were all grown and out of the house, life would slow down. It didn’t. Or else it did and so did I along with it, so I didn’t notice.
This has been on my long arm for 2 weeks with no progress made. I couldn’t decide how to quilt it. I finally decided practicing straight lines in all directions with stars was a good as anything. It was quick, easy and done in less than an hour. So why did I debate for 2 weeks?
Yesterday was Missouri Sewing monthly club and mini-retreat.
I found out that these were approved (no spoilers for this years quilt) to hang in my local library for Banned Book Week (check out Sandy’s or Tanesha’s blog for details):These are going in the mail to Jaye from Artquiltmaker this week but more on this later:Jaye does a post that lists her projects on a regular basis and Sandy from Quilting For the Rest of Us does one on her Craftsy class progress. I am trying to figure out a system where I can do the same so the things I want to do, don’t get lost as I keep adding new things. Yes, I keep adding new things (in my head). Maybe then, by the end of the week review would feel more satisfying.
So what have you worked on this past week?
On the Journey, Jackie