So I have been a little quiet, but I have been busy!
Our quilting guild had a class on purses. Fun class and a lot of socializing. Our guild is having a tea/fashion show of purses in March so perfect timing. I had started and finally finished two sunflower purses, one for tea and one for me. They all were a little time consuming but liked the results.
Next up is a quilt along by Piecemakers of the past, Delft Blue blocks. These are fun to do and is my evening hand stitching time. Using scraps of blues, but I am loving the blocks. Doing the old fashion appliqué with freezer paper.
In the quilt update I pulled out my batik stripped pieced block on phone paper. I wanted to put on a light color border and then follow up with another. Turns out that a few weeks ago I was working on strips of batik on phone book paper and decided they would be a final border. These can get wonky, so stitched around perimeter to make sure they stay the same. Heavy starching also helps. I am hoping I can back this one and start quilting it before I leave.
These are all scraps from a large bin from last year’s retreat. (Except the light border)
Our guild has been blessed with an abundance of fabric. One of our quilters who produces many quilts has a broken arm and some nerve damage. We are hoping she will fully recover but it will be some time. Another quilter and I went thru her accu-cutter dies and picked out some easy ones to kit up some fabric into kits. They will be quick, accurate and cute for donation.
I have gotten back to some machine quilting this week. Kind of just doing the basics for practicing and hope to progress to some projects that need quilting. We all have them..
Daughter has graduated from her MOS in San Angelo, TX this Friday. She will be heading to her permanent base assignment at Camp Lejeune,NC in 9 days. She will be in a Radio Battalion but not sure what company. She arrived yesterday late. Today was just organizing her stuff, relaxing, movies, enjoying some sun (good thing she did not return to WI with all the cold and snow coming this week), so we are thrilled to have her here during her liberty. She got her taxes done today and probably will do a lot of our outdoors activities next week. She had her favorite In and Out burgers and my homemade lasagna. Chili is also on the request list. She looks good and in good spirits. We have not seen her since May after boot camp.
This is the class picture. She is in first row third one from the right.
I have experimented with a list each week of quilting activities which has helped tackle that long list of UFO’s.
Happy Quilting to all!