Today I took quilts and afghans to the local Project Linus chapter. I had two of each to donate this time. The top pink afghan is crocheted in a shell pattern that is very pretty. The green and yellow quilt alternates a cute cat print block with pinwheel blocks and the blue and pink quilt has a butterfly print in a twisted block setting.
I’m still working on quilting Adam’s jeans quilt. I’ve run into some problems with thread breaking and although I have tried different needles and different threads I’m still having some problems.
I had planned to meander it but the thread kept breaking when I went around a curve so I’m just quilting back and forth across the blocks very SLOWLY. I’ve only got the final round of black blocks to quilt and then it will be ready for binding.
I have a week until my next trip so I’m set to get back to work. I’ve made good progress on another knitted baby afghan while I was away but didn’t work on my Cathedral Windows at all. I need to iron some more of the muslin squares and I’ll take both the knitting and the Cathedral Windows with me when I go to Boston next week.
Today I plan on loading Adam’s quilt on the longarm and to start piecing on another UFO. I’m just not sure which UFO I’m going to work on next so I’ll load Adam’s jean quilt first.
Machine Quilting Guidebook Diane Gaudynski
Can you tell I’m traveling again? I’m getting some reading done since I can’t be at home quilting.
I bought this book at the quilt show Wednesday and stayed up last night reading it from cover to cover. Lots of helpful information on machine quilting and some really neat quilting designs. I can’t wait to try some of the techniques and designs.
A Thread of Grace Mary Doria Russell
I love historical fiction and found this book fascinating. Although I’ve read many books both fiction and non fiction about WW2 I’d never read anything set in Italy during this time period.
The book is a fictional account of Jews and Italians during WW2.
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
by Bill Bryson
I enjoy hiking so this book on hiking the Appalachian trail was very interesting to me. I know now I don’t want to hike the entire thing but I still plan to do some day hikes on the trail one day.
I’m having a great time visiting with my mom, sister, and aunt. We went to the quilt show yesterday and my sister and I ran back today to shop some more.
I bought a few fat quarter bundles and the new foot for curved piecing – well it’s been out a while but I’m just getting it now.
Also bought the new quilt calculator. I’ve been working on patterns for my aunt and the calculator came in handy for figuring the yardage she needed to purchase.
I get home Sunday so I’ll write more then.
This one makes 6 UFO’s finished this year. Not the best picture but I’m heading out of town first thing in the morning and I still have to pack.
I’ll be visiting with my mom, sister, and aunt and going to the Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival. While I’m very focused this year on reducing my stash – I will be picking up some fat quarter bundles. They always have great fat quarters at this show.