I’m not sewing myself but love seeing what others are making inspired by the quilts I make here and post on my website.
The HeartStrings Maine sew-in just ended and I really missed being there this year … I always find inspiration for my quilting.
I’m not a fan of the Jelly Roll Race quilts but after they did a race at one of our Maine sew-ins I came home and played with a jelly roll myself – this top is still waiting for the butterflies to be appliquéd.
We also had a tumbler race … Since I fly in and don’t carry a machine with me I always participate after the sew-in. This is the last top I quilted in July that is still waiting for binding but I love the fabrics in this one – scraps from a couple other quilts that had been thrown in a bin. I also love leaving the irregular edges on these and it’s not hard to bind either.
It’s been a busy couple years for me and Keith but we’ve loved the time we’ve spent in Maine and are talking about spending another month there sometime in the future. For sure, I’ll attend the HeartStrings sew-in next year !
Chesty loved Maine too!
I don’t have much to show for the last couple days – I did manage to finish a hat for Rae – made from the same action one skein hat pattern in one of my books – I’m going to cast on a scarf for a change later tonight.
I want to make another version of this one of these days … I call it Triangle Scraps and I do have some brief instructions on my website.
For a kiddie quilt, upsizing the blocks to 6 inches makes for a quick project.
I’ve been playing with Churn Dash designs and a few weeks ago worked up a little one for Mom to make.
I did post some VERY brief notes on the quilt on my website if you’re interested in what size blocks/strips/borders we used. The finished quilt is approximately 41 x 52 inches
My schedule needs to be flexible right now and rather than being home for a few more days as planned, I’m heading back to VA in the morning. Today was spent getting myself organized for being gone for another 3 weeks and a little sewing, a little football, and a walk along the bay.
I did manage to finish the binding on the Drunkard’s Path quilt watching the Vikings beat the Packers tonight – I call that a win-win! (I’m leaving at 5am so no chance to get a better photo before I leave). This makes UFO finish #12 for the year.
Loved spending time with Keith
I think my plans for the days I’m going to be home were overly ambitious but I’m just going to putter along.
First up – binding. This one is ready for me to hand stitch down tonight.
Happy to be heading home tonight … Sitting in Atlanta waiting for my flight home to Tampa.
If you haven’t already found him, listen to George Ezra.
I’m not a social person and not one to have a lot of friends but I met up with an old friend today that I hadn’t seen in a couple years and we had a great time catching up. We went to nursing school together and since my photos from those days are at Big Canoe, I’ll just share this photo of me to demonstrate how long ago that was 🙂
EDIT: based on some of the comments I probably wasn’t clear – I know some people need patterns and certainly new quilters need step by step instructions on the process of quilting but in those cases I’d spend my money on a good book rather than buying such a simple pattern for $9.
Am I crazy? I was cruising Pinterest tonight and saw this quilt – $9 for the pattern?!! Really?!! Does anyone pay that for a quilt pattern as simple as this?
I make simple quilts and sometimes when I post instructions I wonder if they’re even necessary – I think someone could look at this and figure it out without any instructions … And my instructions are free. It’s hard to believe that people would pay $9 for instructions on sewing squares together.
Do you ever remake a quilt? I know some people find that boring but I’ve been known to do it – after all artists work in series right?
My spiderweb quilt is a good example – I liked the first one I made.