Friday, June 15, 2018
Here's my latest picture of Green Tea and Sweet Beans quilt. The borders are on and the vine has been connected. All the flowers have been appliqued. I just have leaves left to add! I'm so excited. I think my last count was 15 leaves left to make and add to the quilt.
The whole thing has to be ironed but I have to remove all the blue markings first. Once the leaves are finished, I'm going to make sure to wet down each border and get rid of the blue pen marks. I'll finally be able to iron the borders as well as the mitered corners. I think it lays pretty flat for not being ironed. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! Finally!!
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Here are my blocks for the Step Down Quilt Along going on at sewyouquilt2. My blocks are all ready for my darker strips. I may have found a fabric in my stash but I just washed it and want to make sure I have enough. These blocks are in no specific order. I still have to decide that. I feel this quilt will be a great way to practice some of the free motion patterns I learned in Margaret Solomon Gunn's class, Dense and Dainty Fillers. These 10 inch squares are the perfect size for a little experimentation!
I'm enjoying this gorgeous weather by sitting on my deck. Lily wanted to come out and get some fresh air also. I had her outside for awhile but she's back indoors. I think that fresh air made her sleepy! Looks like she's going to nap soon! Not a bad idea..........
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
On Ringo Lake is finished and on my bed! I love having this quilt displayed every day in my room. I'm so happy I persevered and kept at it. There are so many pieces in this quilt that I don't even want to think about it! It's better if I just relax and sleep well under it every night!
This is just another view. I chose a white eyelet dust ruffle to match the curtains. It fits perfectly.
This is just a close up so you can see the quilting. There's so much more texture after being washed. I love that wrinkled look! I could pat it all day!
Monday, June 4, 2018
Dawn, who blogs at sewyouquilt2, has issued a challenge. The first step is to cut 20 ten inch squares. I went through my fabric stash and chose the above fabrics. I seem to have a little bit of many different colors. I guess I'm going for that rainbow look!
Here's another look at my fabrics. I plan on using the same fabric for sashing to keep one constant in the quilt top. I'm not sure what this will look like but I know it's going to be fun!!
Thursday, May 31, 2018
I'm hoping that the next time you see this quilt top, it will all be one piece! I plan on sewing the borders on tomorrow. I've done as much applique as I can for now. Once the borders are sewn, I can connect the vine. I'm so close to being done!
These are my side borders. I can't wait to see how this looks when the finished! It's been a fun project but parts of it have been very slow. So far, I love how it's coming out. I have no idea how to quilt it but I'll think of something!
at May 31, 2018
Monday, May 28, 2018
Hoping you all had a great Memorial Day Weekend. Unfortunately, this was my holiday to work but it was fine. The weather wasn't so great so it wasn't so terrible to be at work. I also worked Saturday so there hasn't been much time for quilting around here. I'm off the next few days and plan to catch up on some of my projects. I'll post some pictures soon!
at May 28, 2018
Thursday, May 24, 2018
This is a close up of an antique Double Wedding Ring quilt top I bought a while back. I just couldn't resist it! It's in great shape. I will have to reinforce seams since some of them are quite loose. I bought a heavier batting for this project. I felt it would make the quilt a bit stronger since the quilt top is on the thin side.
This is the whole quilt top. It measures about 87" X 101". It's a great size. It was made in the 1940's. I'm planning my quilting patterns. I'm going to practice on the longarm before I load this. It's such a pretty quilt that I want to finish it the best way I can for the quilter who made the top so many years ago. Most of this quilt was machine pieced but there are some seams that were hand pieced.
This is the backing I chose. It's from the Anne of Green Gables line. I thought it would be perfect for this vintage quilt! I can't wait to start quilting this but I'm going to finish a few projects first. I'm half done hand sewing the binding On Ringo Lake and my borders are almost ready to be sewn onto the Green Tea and Sweet Beans quilt. I want to finish both of these projects before I get completely engrossed in this beautiful Double Wedding Ring.
at May 24, 2018
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