Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A finish!

Hello!
 It's been a fairly active summer so far but I have had time to do some quilting:
Still working on my Log cabin quilt blocks, as described previously;
Still hand quilting my double wedding ring quilt;
And finally finished a quilt based on the bricks and stepping stones pattern, a little modified.  Using up some 30's reproduction fabrics I had previously cut into strips.


It is machine quilted (not very evenly - my stitch length kept varying - operator error or the poly batting?) and has a green binding, applied completely by machine.

I am linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River as I do most weeks I have projects to share. Follow the link to pictures of pretty quilt blocks and other projects.

I have a page on Facebook: keep up with my infrequent quilt posts at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Viridian61/347674418583948?ref=hl

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Quilting update Tuesday

Hello again!
I am still working on my double wedding ring quilt - hand quilting away.  But one often needs a piecing project to take a break.  So I have been cutting and sewing a log cabin quilt.  Logs finish at 3/4 of an inch.
I have tried several different layouts of the blocks, but I think I like this zig zag;


Though one must be careful in laying this out!  Still a work in progress.

I am linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River as I do most weeks I have projects to share. Follow the link to pictures of pretty quilt blocks and other projects.

I have a page on Facebook: keep up with my infrequent quilt posts at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Viridian61/347674418583948?ref=hl

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Doll quilt swap hosted by Humble Quilts blog

I was so lucky to see the call for participation at Lori's Humble quilts blog for a doll quilt swap.  I couldn't resist: Civil war or earlier fabrics, in a manageable size of 24 inches square or less.  Send it off, and receive one in return.  Many people on the internet are mean and dreadful to each other but quilters are so giving.

Off went my double pink stars quiltlet and soon I received a most wonderful quiltlet from Wendy at the Constant Quilter:


Do click on this to see it larger, and the array of many fabrics in this piece of art.  Also note the careful use of the border fabric: how the scallops printed on the border fabric fit the border length and width so perfectly!  Planned or serendipity?  I know this wouldn't have worked for me, with my luck!

Thank you so much Wendy.
And I am looking at other swapped quilts, getting ideas for next year.....

I have a page on Facebook: keep up with my infrequent quilt posts at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Viridian61/347674418583948?ref=hl

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

May 2 quilt project update

Hello again! I did not plan to be away from my blog for so long, but paid work gets in the way.

Today I am updating you on my progress on my Double Wedding Ring quilt, still in pieces in my last blog entry.  Well it is now all pieced, layered, and basted.  In fact I am more than 1/3 of the way through hand quilting it.


And a close up (with shadows, sorry) of the hand quilting.


I used the templates from Quilting from the Heartland by Sharlene Jorgenson, and a quilting template also provided by this company.  With the templates and careful cutting and sewing, everything comes together!  But I doubt I'll do another project like this - so many curved seams.  Still, so pretty....

I am linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River as I do most weeks I have projects to share. Follow the link to pictures of pretty quilt blocks and other projects.

I have a page on Facebook: keep up with my infrequent quilt posts at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Viridian61/347674418583948?ref=hl

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