Saturday, November 21, 2020

Comfort Quilts, Blackwork DONE, and some Knitting.

 Do any of you set goals for yourselves each week?  I have found that making myself a list of things I want to do each week helps me to stay on track and motivated during this time when I am mostly spending my time at home. My goals for this past week included getting two Elgin Piecemakers comfort quilts off to the long arm quilter. The first top was completed so all I had to do was wash the backing fabric, press it, sew one seam and it was ready to go.  I did not get a picture of the backing but here is the top --the double disappearing nine patch blocks were sewn by the members of the guild and Pat sewed the blocks together.  My jobs were to do the backing and binding.  Julie lives a 10 minute walk from my house and she will be long arm quilting this quilt. 

The second quilt top was started by Jacqui and I at least 5 or 6 years ago using 10" squares with words on them, donated by members of the guild.  All the pieces were cut out and in a bag which Jacqui just recently found in her sewing room. I laid them out on the design wall last week and this week sewed and trimmed each block before assembling the quilt top.  The backing, which is a text fabric, was also in the bag along with a label.  I walked over to Julie's house with this quilt on Friday afternoon.  It's out of my sewing room and into hers!

Goal accomplished!  I also wanted to finish my blackwork project so that I can get it framed.  I just had this orange square to finish. 

Here is the whole thing after being pressed.  I have washed it and a Frank Lloyd Wright piece that I finished a few months ago so they are ready for the framing appointment on Thursday this coming week.  I take my projects to a local framer--she does a great job and is only seeing customers by appointment right now. 

I had hoped to finish my squirrel facecloth as well but it is still in progress. You can see the squirrel much more clearly now. 

 Christmas projects are ongoing, behind the scenes. All will be revealed after they have been gifted. 

Finn had a haircut this week.  Here are the before and after pictures. He's still cute as ever! (I may be a bit biased!)

My daughter has 12/19 hexagons done on her bee blackwork project.  Only seven more to go!

Finn wants to know if you like him or the picture better!!!???

I will link up with Kathy and the Slow Sunday Stitchers in the morning. 


  1. Your job on 2 quilts done. Fabulous! The blackwork piece is gorgeous and I can't wait to see it framed. I don't think there's any doubt that Finn is absolutely adorable!!!

  2. Wow, you were productive this week! Thanks so much for doing that quilt top :-). Nice to have that out of my sewing room too! Love the way the DD9P turned out too....very cheery! Love how the squirrel is coming along too.

  3. You have been kicking goals this week. Sometimes I set goals, sometimes I don't. Your blackwork pretty is gorgeous. Wow, so much amazing stitching in this piece. The two Elgin Piecemakers' comfort quilts are lovely. Great they are ready for the longarm quilter to work their magic. As for Finn.....he is adorable.

  4. I made myself a list yesterday of just the items that needed to get done this weekend. I have already crossed off several of them. I will start setting crafting goals now that my university class has Those quilts are pretty and now they are on their way to be quilted and out of your hands until the binding. I love your blackwork. I am looking forward to seeing it and the FLW piece framed. Finn is always adorable. You are not biased.

  5. Finn look really smart, yes I try to set goals you get a real sense of achievement when you manage to meet them. I love that blackwork please show us when they are framed.

  6. Finn is so cute. Love your blackwork piece, you did a great job!
    Love also the scrap quilt. It was a productive week. Congratulations!

  7. Finn is soooo cute! Love the blackwork stitches.

  8. Cute Finn, great blackwork projects. Looking forward to seeing the framed pieces. I'm trying to get some things framed, too. Expensive, but worth it.

  9. You have been busy! Your finished blackwork looks great, I really like it done in different coloured threads too. Finn is adorable!