I tackled a UFO this week--they will not get done unless I work on them! I participated in a round robin with some members of the Toronto Modern Guild last summer and made a wall hanging out of my centre block with a spool border made by Terri. The other borders/blocks will be used in future projects. I found some appropriate backing fabric and pieced some batting scraps before pin basting and quilting it with my walking foot. My slow stitching project this week was sewing the binding down. It is the same fabric as the background gray around the sewing machine.
This will eventually hang in my sewing room.
Last week, I made a flannel baby quilt backed in minke for the church Christmas bazaar. This week, I brought some nautical themed fabric home from the church and made this quilt top. The blue fabric was from my stash. I have a yard of some sailor fabric for a backing--I will have to piece some other fabric into it to make it big enough for the backing. I will piece some batting scraps for this quilt as well. I am attempting to clear out some of my batting scraps and make it possible to shut the lid of the very large bin where they live.
I finished off my green scrappy drunkard's path units and took a picture of the 5 circles I have made so far... the quarter circles are not sewn together yet.
These little flowers are quite small and don't last for that long, but they are very pretty. This is called a Thrift. This little bunch of flowers is less than an inch across in real life.
Finn and our daughter went to the park this past weekend. They enjoyed watching the people and other dogs go by. I think the picnic blanket would be good inspiration for a quilt...
You may be wondering why I have not posted any pictures of my daughter's cross stitch or embroidery lately. At Christmas, I received a promise to make me an embroidery picture as one of my gifts. She has been working on it but I am not allowed to see it until it is done, so there are no pictures for the blog. We will all have to wait patiently for the big reveal!
I will link up with Angela and the RSC group now and with Kathy and the Slow Sunday Stitchers in the morning. Have a great week. I have plans to work on my knitting and embroidery projects this coming week.
I love your new wall-hanging, Gail! Fun bright colors with the gray background, and perfect to hang in your sewing room. You got some great flower photos this week, too!ReplyDelete
Your sewing machine and spools wall hanging will be perfect for your sewing room.ReplyDelete
All your projects are wonderful! I am especially fascinated by your scrappy drunkard's path blocks. Maybe I'll make some with my Accuquilt cutter? It could happen!ReplyDelete
Your finished UFO wall hanging is very pretty. Yay for the finish. I like the quilt for the Christmas bazaar also. All the rest of your blocks are looking great also. The tulip photo is just amazing with all those water droplets. Finn looks so happy in the park. Have a great week!ReplyDelete
Your sewing machine wall hanging is so cute.ReplyDelete
Love your modern sewing machine wall hanging, Gail. You also made a pretty baby quilt top. Are you planning to mix all the Drunkard's path collour units to make the blocks? Finn looks very happy.ReplyDelete
The spool border is perfect for the wall hanging. Sailor/nautical prints compliment the block layout you have going. Sometimes they are hard to find. The flower photos are award winning! Oh my the water droplets on the pink tulip! Excellent!ReplyDelete
What a perfect wallhanging for a quilter! Love the aqua thread for the quilting! Your tulip and lily of the valley photos are exquisite! They are prize winning photos for sure!ReplyDelete
Love your new wallhanging! I love lily of the valley, but due to our hot weather I'm not able to grow them here. Great picture of Finn relaxing. I enjoy seeing his antics every week! Have a great week!ReplyDelete
I love your wall hanging! That quilting on it is wonderful. Such great photos of the flowers especially the one with the water droplets. I had lily of the valley at my first house. Good memories. Enjoy your stitching.ReplyDelete
So true – our UFO’S need our help to get finished! 😊How cute is that sewing machine and those spool borders! Love them!ReplyDelete
Your baby quilt looks fun and surely will be warm and cuddly! Yes, I am also working on using up my various stashes (Is that a word?) and loving it!
Your Drunkard’s Path and HSTs are also pretty! Those colors are so cheerful and the black and white contrasts so well regardless of the pattern. Beautiful garden photos and of you fur baby!
The photography on those flowers with water droplets is breathtaking! Bravo to you! Your baby quilt design caught my eye as I have made more than a few exactly like that. They are so easy to make; it takes no time at all until a top is put together. Love your sewing machine wall hanging. Be sure to take a pic when you have it hanging!ReplyDelete
Your Drunkard's Path blocks are so pretty! My grandmother had lily of the valley flowers too so I was touched to see your picture. They are so delicate and smell so heavenly!ReplyDelete
what a happy post. Your sewing quilt is wonderful. perfect for any sewing room.ReplyDelete
Lilly of the valley is one of my favorite flowers of all time. I love how they smell. They remind me of my mother.
That’s a Great Wall hanging! Beautiful flower photos tooReplyDelete