Thursday, June 11, 2015

Two finishes, some kind of wonderful

Oh yes, two done, I'm smiling here!

Edward's quilt is all finished and I even washed it for him.  The quilting really shows off the waves in the quilt.  I'm so glad I remade it and got this pattern set up.  And remarkable it is that I got it made and finished all in one year's time.
I wish I could remember when I made this.  I saw Becky making this at a retreat and knew I had to do it.  Always looking for scrap patterns to fit my stash.  It sat on the shelf for a long while waiting on me to quilt it.  Finally, that day came and here it is.



Monday, June 8, 2015

Getting closer to some finishing

I made this a year or two or more ago.  I kept thinking about it and one day took it down set it up and proceeded to quilt it.  I used the walking foot and just sewed in the ditch on either side of the red strip in each block.  I extended the quilting into the borders. Binding is attached waiting for me to get to it.
Mostly an update on the ongoing EPP project.  I'm ready to attach the second row.  

Edwards quilt has been entirely  remade, quilted by my friend Joan, binding put on and I'm working on that.  The more I sew, the more I like it.

I have been busy doing lots of other things in the sewing room.  Mostly mundane things.  Some block swaps prepared, cutting strips and looking for things.  I had a good weekend getting a lot done.




Sunday, May 31, 2015

Edward's quilt revised

I haven't written in a while because I encountered something I haven't before..  I took a good look at Edward quilt and did not like it.  So, I took it totally apart and remade the quilt.  It was not fun a bit.  But I finally got it done and was pleased.  I got the quilt back yesterday from my friend Joan who quilted it.  I have a few stitches to take out and one place to repair before I can bind it.  Then I;ll update with a picture of the finished quilt.  

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Edward's quilt top is done

Well all done with Edward's quilt top.  I tried putting the blocks together using a method called webbing I found on Bonnie Hunter's website. It did work.  A little hard to handle by the end with all the rows held together by strings, but slow and sure won the race.  Had to take a lot of breaks, still a little soreness from the wreck occasionally. Even took a short nap today.  Needed that though.

Now what to do, the one thing on the agenda is the UFO for this month.I still need to make some blocks too for 3 swaps. Got two quilted quilts back that need binding and 2 more backs to make.  I would love to quilt a small quilt I've been looking at for a while.

As I look a t this picture I think I need to check the picture.  Seems is should have a another row of triangles at the beginning.  Going to check my pattern now.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Yesterday sewing along

Edward's quilt in progress
Not a great picture, the lighting in my room is off somehow.  Probably need better bulbs in my fixture.  Anyway, I have been going back and going back to work on Edward's quilt.  I got so much done yesterday I could see getting the top together.  It's going to have a lot more red in it because as I worked along, I keep thinking more red.  I'm hoping the end result will turn out alright.  I really dislike not feeling I'm going in the right direction.  Edward hasn't wanted a quilt for a very long time. I want him to like it.  Although, i think what he will like the most is wrapping up in it.  Being a mama here.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Getting small things done

As you can see I made a new picture for the blog.  It took weeks to find how and where I made the old one.  I decided I wanted a header of things I had finished up or made great progress on this year not last.  I am trying to work myself out of this funk from being injured and not quite well yet.  I went to the depression, bored out of my skull stage and remembered how I got out of that before.  I would do some small task and make one change.  I started with my closet and cleaned off an shelf and put my knits from this year there, so they have a home.

Then in the sewing room, I've tried so hard to have some enthusiasm but keep falling short.  So yesterday I worked on Edward's quilt noting some progress.  Then the thing that really gave me a boost was starting on the pile of fabric that's been on my cutting table for a month or more.  Than felt good.

Today I was reading the Stash buster group blog and there's a new slogan, "JOT", which means just one thing.  Perfect for what helped me yesterday and will today.  I can feel my energy coming back already.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Finally got the desire

I was telling my friends that I had a quilt binding half way done and I couldn't get the desire up to finish it.  We all laughed. my friend Joan said I didn't have the "en vie", to do it.  Don't know how to spell that but it means, not having the desire.  So Monday and Tuesday I worked on it and finished it up.
Scrappy Bowtie

Feels nice to have a finish..