Friday Fun

I do think I’m getting my sewjo back!

A big part of it was going to the post office today and finding this:

One day I had been reading a blog post on Mary Mack’s Blog and saw that she had a giveaway for some scraps of Island Batiks fabric. Of course I commented because she had a beautiful quilt finish she shared and I won!

Here’s a photo of my goodies:

Yes, I confess to fondling them! 😊

While Maryellen and I had been chatting via email back and forth we shared our thoughts on the Covid shutdown and the effects of the police violence on all or our lives. I told her I hadn’t been able to do any quilting for a while. She encouraged me to get back to the machine for even just 15 minutes and suggested to post my results on Instagram using the #justsewjune hashtag.

I sat doing the quilting on Spring Into Summer while looking at those yummy batiks thinking of the changes I want to make to the pattern I designed for the batiks I have been saving and collecting.

Next thing I knew, I had finished the quilting!

I wanted it to be a soft cuddly quilt so I did a lot of ditch stitching, a bit of straight line quilting, some swirling wishbones in the skinny magenta border and a FMQ flower in the outside border. This quilt has Hobbs 80/20 batting and I can’t remember if I used 2 or 3 green Aurifil threads, but I know I used 2 purple Aurifil and a reddish magenta shade in the quilting. I buried my threads as I went. Then I tried using a heavier variegated thread on one part of the design. It just didn’t pop as I had hoped, but I’m content.

Tomorrow I’ll get it squared up and the binding on. Might even get some decent pictures if the weather cooperates!

What have you been working on/ playing with today?

Thanks for stopping by 😉 Carol


Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

8 thoughts on “Friday Fun

  1. YEAH!! Carol, I’m SEW glad you have your mojo back!!
    Maryellen is a pretty cool lady! (She’s a fellow Island Batik Ambassador).
    The fabric line she sent you is Primo – designed by Ebony Love. I know it’s wonderful fabric and a fun line!
    I look forward to seeing the finish of the quilt your working on!
    Have fun with your batiks!
    Happy Quilting! 🙂

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    1. Hi Gail. Primo is a beautiful line and I agree Maryellen is wonderful. I can’t wait to finish tweaking my pattern so I can start cutting (fondling) those wonderful fabrics for a quilt for my bed! Over 300 quilts made, but none in my home? 😉


  2. Great win! I found two of the fabrics today, I think. Or similar ones, at least. And a lot of other stuff, too. LOL Your quilt is so pretty. Can’t wait to see it all hung out.

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