Archive for the ‘Quilted’ Category
I’m accomplishing a lot but I’m doubtful I’ll get through my entire list by the end of June. I’ve got some extra tops coming in, a trip, some social engagements (shock!), the HeartStrings Memorial Day weekend sew along, and my volunteer shifts at the library. I will however get through as much as possible.
Today I loaded and quilted this HeartStrings top that I brought back from the Roberts, WI sew-in. I think the blocks were sent to Sue and assembled by her or her Mom. Quilted with flowers from the Pajama Quilter DVD — it’s trimmed and ready to be bound.
I love these little flowers
I so want to spend some time in the sewing room making string log cabin blocks but I have a lot on my list to accomplish over the next few weeks and knew I needed to get quilting.
I started with a UFO for May. Quilted with the pantograph Happy Times. Instructions for the Tessellating Pinwheels quilt can be found on my website.
I then loaded and started quilting tomorrow’s top …. I was waiting for laundry to finish otherwise I would have stopped at one. I sewed my mandatory few seams on the Hourglass quilt and then decided I deserved some quality time with my Kindle!
April’s UFO still needs binding but I did get it quilted today.
The rest of my quilting time this month will be quilting yardage for my Aunt. Somehow I thought I’d agreed to quilt 29 yards of fabric but luckily it’s just 15 yards in 1 and 2 yard pieces. I’ll do pantographs on all of it so it won’t be hard, just a bit boring. This 2 yard piece is quilted with Jilly by Keryn Emmerson. !
I love how different our HeartStrings quilts can look. #4 was pieced by Paula and has sashing between the blocks. Quilted during the night (yes I was up all night) with the pantograph Ebb and Flow, the plan is to get it bound in the next few days before we head out again.
Now I’m going to head to bed and try to get some sleep before my volunteer shift at the library this afternoon.
I’ll share another HeartString top quilted with the Jilly Pantograph by Keryn Emmerson. I went to my UFO closet and realized I could do this one with the panto that was already set up on the machine AND finish it in time to donate it next month with several others I’m taking to the WI/MN HeartStrings sew-in. So now my March UFO just needs binding.
I also got another set of HeartStrings blocks started. I’m doing our 365 block challenge this year and am trying not to get behind so a set of 48 blocks is on March’s ‘to do’ list.
I usually don’t like dark thread on light fabrics but sometimes, like with this top, I want to do an all over pattern and not see the thread in the purple sashed area. By using a scroll pattern like Jilly by Keryn Emmerson I can use a darker thread and have it look good in the light areas. This lovely HeartStrings top was pieced by Beth