I spent quite a bit of time this week working on my Modern Quilt Guild "Make a Mini, Make a Friend" swap quilt and I am very pleased to be finished. It is ready to put into the mail to my swap partner in Texas. I will be mailing it after the London Modern Guild meeting in February so that I can bring it for show and tell. Here is a sneak peek of the backing and binding as well as some of the quilting which I did with my walking foot on my DSM.
On sewing day on Monday, I worked on making a quilt with the neutral swap blocks that I have been making, swapping and collecting for 16 months now with other members of the Elgin Piecemakers. The swap is finished now and I have divided my 320 blocks into two piles--white, grey and black blocks, and beige, tan and brown blocks. I decided to use the white, gray and black blocks for my first quilt with the swap blocks.
I found some turquoise fabric in my stash--I had a little over a yard. The goal is to make a quilt using the fabric that I have rather than purchasing more.
I used the design wall to lay out a few blocks to see how they would look. I like it! It will continue to grow...it is bigger than this now and I have not run out of blocks or turquoise fabric yet. I'm aiming for a rectangular quilt, lap sized.
My embroidery has had quite a bit of attention this week.
It's relaxing to sit and stitch, a cup of tea beside me and an audiobook on loan from the library for my listening pleasure.
I think I have used all of the different types of stitches at least once now.
When I am finished stitching, I will soak it is cold water which is supposed to wash away all of the pink lines.
Here is how the picture looks now.
I finally started the scalloped roof today. I'm hoping my stitching on this part improves with experience!
I will be linking up with Kathy and the other slow stitchers on Sunday morning since I did both binding and embroidery this week. Have a great weekend.