Sunday, June 30, 2019

Weeds N Tweeds Finished

Weeds N Tweeds is finished.

Weeds measures 33" by 51" and was a practice project in using #12 threads. I like the way he looks. This was a fun summer project. The binding was completely stitched by machine. I did add a sleeve to the back for hanging, now I just need to get it hung!

This is the way the quilting looks on the back before I added the sleeve. You don't see the colors from very far away.

A close up of the back.

I can scratch this project off the UFQ list.

What's next for hand quilting? Miss Jane of course.

But she won't be going in the large quilting frame. For this small project I use a hoop on a stand I purchased years ago at the Topeka quilt show. 

I've lifted the edge of Jane up so you could see the stand underneath. 

I like this frame so much better than a plain hoop. I'm so used to not having to hold the hoop. This way I can balance the frame in my lap and use both hands for quilting. I can sit straight in my chair and not lean over.

I also EPP'd the last 3 small flowers for the guild's relief sale quilt. I pressed them well, lightly sprayed with Niagara spray starch, pressed again and let them dry. 

After they were completely dry, I removed the basting stitches. Now they're ready to be appliqued.

I took a picture of all 12 flowers and added the ruler so you could see their size. An individual flower measures under 3". Glad they're finished, now I'm going to start working on the larger flowers.

Linking to Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching, Oh Scrap, Bambi's Show & Tell Monday, Monday MakingDesign Wall MondayBOM's AwayMoving It Forward

I'm still enjoying the green grass and now I have a variety of flowers blooming.

I showed you these flowers several weeks ago but the lilies weren't blooming then.

A year ago I purchased a variety box of lily bulbs at Lowe's.  Now they're starting to bloom. I didn't have any tall lilies before. This week I saw a hummingbird flitting around them. 

The pink clementius ( I don't know if this is the correct spelling but spell check says it is) has been blooming for awhile. Just to the left of the clementius is a butterfly weed plant. It's just starting to turn color. The small irises in the front I grow for the foliage but they do have pretty light lavender flowers. They don't spread fast unlike their solid green relatives.

Here is another lily from the box.

Not as vibrant as the others but still a welcome sight.

The tall phlox in the west part of the flowerbed are taking over. 

Here are 2 lilies peeking out of the phlox, I really need to thin out the phlox!

The daisies are also blooming along with this small phlox. This phlox has mutated into a very pale lavender color. As long as this one behaves, I'll leave it here.

This is clementius really old, probably close to 40 years. 

End of flower tour. 

Hope you all have a wonderful week!


LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Weeds and Tweeds looks like it was fun to make - did you enjoy stitching with the #12 thread? It looks like it gave your scene lots of texture! Beautiful flowers, too!

Karrin Hurd said...

Great projects and beautiful flowers! Love those blues!

Jenny said...

Weeds and Tweeds looks lovely, and didn't seem to take you too long at all!

Deb said...

Weeds and tweeds turned out lovely, and you have some pretty projects underway to keep you stitching. Love your flowers.

AnnieO said...

Sweet stitchery! The quilting looks lovely. Hope the hoop on your lap works just as it should.

The Joyful Quilter said...

What a wonderful finish and your garden is just lovely!! Thanks for sharing.

Azka Kamil said...

nice article.
thanks for sharing

K Reeves said...

A wonderful finish, and gorgeous flowers!

Gretchen Weaver said...

I enjoyed the #12 thread, I think my stitches look nicer on the back then they do on the front. I will use the #12 thread again on another project this summer.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

I like Weeds and Tweeds, the small blue flowers, and the real flowers. You have been busy yet enjoying the outdoors! Hugs Of course your quilting is very pretty, I like the way you did it.

kathiquilts said...

spell check doesn't know botany! the correct spelling is CLEMATIS! just thought you'd like to know

For the love of geese said...

I love it. Beautiful flowers too.

Gretchen Weaver said...

That's what I had originally typed but spell checker changed it. I thought maybe I'd be spelling it wrong for over 60 years. Thanks for letting me know I'm smarter than a computer! Happy Stitching!

Created by Kathi said...

Weeds and Tweeds looks A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! You did a slam up job with the big stitching and put your binding on all by machine???!!!! I wish I could do that... come visit me and teach me Gretchen!!!! Sew many times I wish I could do all the binding by machine ... oh well! lol
I love all your flowers ... how nice to get such a fun variety in 1 box buy too on the lilies... I need to find one of those variety boxes for sure as we have few lilies but lots of other fun stuff :)
I love your daisies and all the others too clematis may be what you were trying to spell but you may have it right if it is not that... try google searching for the flower petal type... Karen has taught me to do that with learning North Carolina varieties we have in our yard :)
Enjoy your new sewing project with Miss Jane... I can't wait to see a closer up view of how you plan to stitch yours :)

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