Monday, July 29, 2013

A Well Spent Weekend

I really want to get Sloanie's quilt finished today.  I finished the top on Saturday. I added a brown flange and mitered the corners (which I don't usually do) and I like it.  Need to finish Home Sweet Home so I can have my design wall back.  Very hard to take pictures laying the quilts on beds.

On Sunday I finished prepping the last applique block for the opportunity quilt.  Judy volunteered to stitch it so I wanted to get it to her.  It took all afternoon but as I turned under each piece, I removed the template from the back and ironed it on to another piece of material.  So, I have this whole block ready to be prepped for my own quilt when I have time to do it.  I was able to do that with several blocks from this quilt so I have a headstart on my own Enchanted Autumn.

The blackbird has a beak-it is just folded back
I changed one fabric from our original selection.  The sunflower originally was going to be the folded gold fabric but it would have been lost.  I had the gold/burnt orange batik in my stash and I think it adds life to the block.

P.S.  The 9-3 workshop on Saturday was really very good.  They did get me to buy 3 things but they were 20% off and I think will be very helpful.  Two rulers to help with mitered corners and a foot that will help with echo quilting.  I also learned how to sew beads onto fabric with my machine.  I learned a few other things but would have to read my notes to remember:)


Magnolia Tea said...

Wow, you're nearly done with the baby quilt. It looks great.
Glad the class was productive.

Quiltedtime said...

Let me know how you like your system for mitering corners. I still end up hand stitching mine on a large table top so I be sure that it all lies flat when I am finally finished. Way too time consuming! Yours looks great.