Monday, March 2, 2015

Weekend Progress

Couldn't sleep last night. Got up at 2:30 am and finished grading student work. That freed up Sunday for working with my Lucey. This is what I accomplished on the 2013 Designer Mystery BOM. I had fun working with the QCR Sidekick rulers.
I got more border done. This shows up better than the photo I posted yesterday.

 The above two photos are Basket Block #1. I wish I knew how to take better pictures on the frame. Sorry.

Basket #2.
I am not yet finished with Basket #3. This is my first attempt at cross hatch quilting. I used the QCR Sidekick ruler to do this. What fun. I really could use a lesson, but the ruler really makes this work even when I don't know what I am doing.

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

On the Frame

Rabbit, Rabbit. It is the 1st of March. I am hoping for spring to come soon. The weather here in Kentucky over the past two weeks has been much like what I thought I had left behind in Michigan. Come on sunny weather and warm temps!

Here is what I have on the frame right now:
This is the 2013 Designer Mystery BOM (from Fat Quarter Shop - it's time to sign up for the next one). The fabrics are from the Avalon collection at Fig Tree & Co. Like all of my other tops, this one has been languishing, waiting to be quilted. I am doing a piano key border treatment with some feathered swags. I should have taken a photo before I advanced the quilt, but I forgot. I don't want to back it up for the sake of a picture because I am afraid I will get a pucker in the backing. I haven't decided about the inner borders or blocks yet. Thinking, thinking.

I was very fortunate to win this set of QCR Sidekick rulers from Jenny at Sew Kind of Wonderful. I absolutely love her style of quilting and have several projects in the queue that I plan to use these rulers on. Like this one. Thank you so much, Jenny.

These rulers are perfect for making the swags. It is easy to sew parallel quarter inch lines.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

2015 Finish: 2012 Designer Mystery BOM

Well, this is embarrassing. Seriously. Started in 2012 and construction finished in 2013. I didn't finish quilting it until today. Thanks again to more snow days.
The fabric is Vintage Modern by Bonnie and Camile. Love, love, love. I used a pantograph called Deja Vu. You will notice that the design goes top to bottom rather than across. I loaded the quilt sideways to reduce the number of advances required. I don't have a motorized advance.

Here is a look at the back. I did a bit of a border on my label. Am I getting fancy or what?

Statistics:
Batting: Hobbs 80/20
Thread: Glide 'Linen'
Size: 69.5"x87"



2015 Finish: Park Bench

I finished Park Bench on Monday, Feb. 16 thanks to a snow day.
Here is the obligatory look at the back.
This is the best job I have ever done on a binding. I take great pride in small accomplishments.
Statistics:
Batting: Hobbs80/20
Thread: Bobbin Line Light Gray
Size 65"x88"



Sunday, February 15, 2015

Park Bench Ready to Bind

I finished quilting Park Bench today. Here are some photos, not much yakety-yak.





I'll be binding it next weekend.

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Park Bench Update

Pictures from 2-8-15:



Linking up with Freemotion by the River and Quilt Story: Fabric Tuesday (links at right).

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Just Pictures

Park Bench BOM quilt top as of 2/7/15: