Sunday, March 19, 2023

Quilting Lady Jane

I've quilted across Lady Jane again. I'm able to reach in and do a whole churn dash block but I can't reach well enough to stitch in the ditch around the applique. 

If you look closely, you will see a lot of pins in this block. That is to show me where to start and end stitching. 

This is the left side of the quilt.

And here is the right side of the quilt.

After I roll, I'll just quilt the applique part.

The pattern for Lady Jane can be found here.

Linking to Kathys Slow Stitching Sunday, Stitching Stuff, Oh Scrap, Sew & TellHandmade Monday, Design Wall Monday, Craftastic Monday, Monday This 'N That,  Monday Musings

Friday, March 17, 2023

Sweet Kisses

Sweet Kisses is a flimsy! She doesn't scream Christmas quilt at you so she can be used all year round.

The first picture is taken outside on the glider.

Here she is draped over the couch.

For the final picture, she is displayed on a bed.

She measures 79" by 80" now. I'm sure she'll shrink after being quilted and laundered.

Here is a link to the Sweet Kisses pattern.

Linking to Needle & Thread Thursday, Put Your Foot Down, Peacock Party, Whoop Whoop Party, Finished or Not  Friday, Off the Wall Friday, Beauty Pageant

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

2023 SAHRR, the Finish

My SAHRR flimsy is finished! I incorporated a lot of orphan blocks into the project and most of them were used, at least the ones with blue in them.

Here is more of a close up of the bottom half.

And the top half.

It was a nice day so I took a picture outside on the glider.

This quilt was made with the intention of being donated and knotted. It will be sent somewhere there is a crisis and people have a need for comforters.

As of now, the flimsy measures 63" by 90" which is longer than I had planned but you know how it goes when you're making a quilt without a real pattern.

Linking to SAHRR Linky Party, Magic CraftsTo Do TuesdayMidweek Makers, Wednesday Wait LossNeedle & Thread Thursday, Put Your Foot Down

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Orange Sherbet

I pieced Orange Sherbet at the November 2021 Jane Stickle retreat. You can read about that here.

In the process of moving last summer, I sent five flimsies to Lori to be quilted and promptly bound four of those quilts when they came home in November. 

The plan for Orange Sherbet was to scallop the border. November and December are very busy so I decided to wait to bind the quilt in the new year.

The new year has been here for several months and I decided to get this quilt finished. I didn't want to mess with a scalloped border so a straight border it was and she's finished now!

It's kind of a stretch to show this quilt on slow stitching Sunday since I didn't hand stitch the binding, but, I DID hand stitch the corners. My mother always did that to her quilts so I stitch my corners also.

One thing that really attracted me to this pattern was the lovely gray corners but since she's been quilted, they don't show as much. I guess my gray is too soft.

She's been washed and now she's crinkly and cuddly.

On display on our bed while drying. You can see the gray corners better in this picture.

And another outside picture taken before washing. Apparently the gray shows better from an angle then directly above.

She measured 74" by 86.5" after piecing. Since she has been washed, she measures  69.5" by 83", definitely some shrinkage.

She'll be accompanying me to the Jane Stickle retreat this spring. I'll show her at show & tell and she'll also be the quilt I put on my bed in the motel room. She's not a full sized quilt but she's big enough.

See, I can make other quilts besides blue and white. 

I also finished knitting a dishcloth this week which is all handwork. I always have a dishcloth in progress.

Friday, March 10, 2023

A Little Star Quilt

I'm often given fabrics to use for charity quilts. I sort through the box and pass on fabrics that are too small for backings or not needed for my purpose. Sometimes those boxes contain projects that have been passed along.

A year ago a box contained this star block. I've added the outside border and quilted it with my sewing machine using an easy X design.

This black fish fabric was perfect for the backing. It also came from a donation box.

I thought black and white looked rather austere so red thread was used for quilting. It doesn't show well in the top picture so here is a close up. It looks very nice in real life.

At 26" finished, it's the perfect size for a lap quilt at a nursing home.

I folded the backing over to use for binding using this tutorial.

It didn't take long to finish this little quilt and it feels good to not have this project guilting me to finish it!

Linking to Needle & Thread Thursday, Put Your Foot Down, TGIFF!, Peacock Party, Whoop Whoop Party, Finished or Not  Friday, Off the Wall Friday, Beauty Pageant, Patchwork & Quilts

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Sweet Kisses

All of the blocks for Sweet Kisses have been trimmed and the blocks have been sewn into rows!

Here is a closer up picture of the blocks. 

Now I need to cut the side triangles to finish the rows. I don't cut every part needed for a quilt right away, I like to work in sections.

Click here for a link to the pattern for Sweet Kisses.

Linking to Magic CraftsTo Do Tuesday, Midweek Makers, Wednesday Wait LossNeedle & Thread Thursday, Put Your Foot Down

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Quilting Lady Jane

Another swath hand quilted across Lady Jane. This time some of the applique center has been quilted.

Quilting has started in the center medallion. The bottom leaves and the light blue weird shaped leaves have been stitched in the ditch. The background is quilted with a hanging diamond design. And yes, I know, the spacing isn't perfect. This quilt will end up with one of the grandchildren, they won't care.

I decided not to quilt the blue border around the center medallion.

This is the left side of the quilt.

This is the right side of the quilt. The center medallion photo was supposed to be have been in between these two pictures but Blogger didn't want them that way.

We received 6" or more of snow Friday afternoon and evening, wet heavy snow, perfect for grandchildren sledding. This picture looks toward the southwest from the front of our house.

And this picture toward the southeast from our house.

And here is a picture of the north side of our house.