It is an over-the-arm pincushion I made.It fits nicely over the arm of your chair or sofa with a
couple of pockets for a small pair of scissors and thread.Since I have company in town for a while, I won't be drawing the winner until Sunday, August 4, 2013.To enter just leave a comment on what you are
currently working on, or how you are spending your summer (or winter). And, please make sure I have a way of contacting you.
I thought I was going to finish my house quilt this week; but,
then I realized that my sewing room is going to stay looking like this.
And, probably for a couple of weeks.I will be having company and running about
town, planning a couple of house projects and that means thesewing machine is taking a break.Maybe I can fit in a Give Away.Stay tuned.
Oh, and today is my birthday. And, I have a great day planned!
My House Quilt isn't finished.I will continue to work on it next week.It has been a bit more of a challenge than originally anticipated.But, you know, that is
a good thing.It is nice to be
challenged.Here is how my week went.
Monday (Trudy's there for moral support)
Tuesday (finished the wonky stars)
Wednesday (decided to concentrate on rows)
Thursday (2 more rows to go)
and close up of what's finished, so far.
I have a wonky border in mind. So far, it is only in my mind.
However, I did finish the Nine Patch for the Tea and Auction
I quilted on the nine-patch quilt all week.I expected to either get bored or finish
sooner so I could work on some of my small kits.But, no.I did, however, get the top quilted. I stitched in the ditch around each 5" block and then diagonal on each block. Simple, yet it feels right.
I must say this was a fun project putting together these
blocks.I decided to make it about color
really.So, I grouped like colors
together as best I could.
I agonized over whether to make it a square quilt or use all
the blocks to add a little more length. Then I agonized over whether to add or not add a
border.I looked around the internet and
it seemed like there were very few vintage quilts that utilized borders.So, I asked my friend, Susan over at
The History Quilter, who echoed that rarely were borders utilized in this era vintage
quilt, and if they were it would be a skinny border.So, I have used a 2.5" border and will
add a solid color binding. It now measures 76" x 81" and all but 2 blocks were used.
Lucky for me (and most quilters living in the area) that M &
L and Jenny's is having their annual sale starting today.Wahoo!!Guess where I'm off to hunt for a special backing?
TheOrange Grove Quilters
Guild was given these hand-pieced, vintage fabric blocks.I offered to turn the 124 nine-patch blocks into a quilt for the
upcoming Tea and Auction in October.My
goal for this week is to finish the quilt top.Still deciding if I will send it to a quilter or quilt it myself.I'll know when the top is completed.
They are five-inch blocks and I am adding Kona Cotton,
Natural.No, it will not be hand pieced
or hand quilted.We want it for this