It has been two interesting weeks in my world.
Last week had me spending time at the studio where I decided I needed to try working with pantos for the first time.
In the week I was there I managed to finish 5 quilts on the frame. As soon as I finished 2 of them, they went out the door before I could get photos!
My other project was to finish a commission. Since I had practised on 2 of mine I was ready to go with another panto, “Flower Power” by Urban Elementz which D. Had picked.
From start to finish this 100” + 108” finished quilt took me just over three weeks, working in between other projects. I pieced it with Aurifil white thread and tried a new thread, Essentials by Connecting Threads in different shades of grey, for both top and bobbin on my long arm. My backing was a packaged one that my favourite LQS brings in for a decent price. My machine loved it! With the extreme heat wave we had I didn’t finish the binding until this week once I was home. D picked it up and was just thrilled that all she has to do is write a note on the label (an extra block I framed and sewed on the back) for her Granddaughter.
Next project to be completed to flimsy stage was my fun scrappy, batik quilt. This one is staying with me and I will finally have a quilt that I made in my home! 😉
It was so enjoyable to play with the blocks, auditioning layouts before I settled on the Centre Star. 😄. Unfortunately it has now been placed in the To Be Quilted bin, but I have made progress on those bins! 😉 I’ll write more about this in another post.
Then I loaded my Glacier Ice quilt top on the frame. This one was made for The Winter Blues Blog Hop and you can read about it here. It’s squared up and reading for my preface binding to go on.
My last one on the frame was another UFO from the ToBe Quilted bins. I did some stitch in the ditch to stabilize the quilt and then took it off the frame. This one is going to be finished on my new machine doing ruler work. The plan is figured out but it will have to be done on my next trip to the studio. I had to set my new sewing machine up there, since our apartment is too small for the table to fit. The binding is made and sitting with the quilt.
So that is how my past two weeks has gone. With the heat and time constraints I didn’t have time to do much writing or even keep up with emails. The second shot in the arm was yesterday so I’m feeling the effects today (quite a bit worse than the first shot). It’s a day to sit and write and do some hand sewing. There is a project screaming at me that I just might need to start today. 😉
We now have 2 wildfires burning within 5 miles of our home. We should be fine here but bug out bags are packed just in case.
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