Tuesday, August 29, 2017

A bit of hand quilting

This little wall hanging has been sitting in a bag at the cottage waiting for me to work on it.  Now that summer at the cottage is winding down, it came home with me and that is what I've been working on here and there.
It is finished!  Oh my, that didn't take too long at all.  Washed and blocked into shape, it is drying on a piece of styrofoam.   When it is dried and hanging on a wall, details will be forthcoming about this hanging.
 Next in my hoop is this wall hanging.  Oh happy days.
Have a great day!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Making progress

Let's see ... what have I been up to lately ...

This UFO is now a top!  I plugged, plugged, plugged away at it until it was done, done, done.
Then, 40 sets of circles were made.
Plus 40 sets of leaves were made.
The project for those circles and leaves will be revealed soon enough.

Back at the end of July, Debra and I and Karen and another lady went to the quilt show at Black Creek Village.  To see photos, go here and here.  It was another great show this year.  Pure bliss!

While I was in Toronto for the show, we had a sewing session at Karen's mother's home.  Her Mom is 93 and still quilting!  Bravo Ann!  There was a bed turning of Ann's quilts and what a treat that was.

Lately, I hurt my back.  Not once, but twice within 2 weeks.  Not being able to move around, I could only sit and do hand work.  That is why those circles and leaves got done.

Then, to add insult to my injury, my left eye has been giving me grief.  I have experienced a vitreous detachment and am having flashing lights and a floater.  It is not giving me grief and I can carry on as usual.  I did have it checked out to make sure there were no tears in my retina.  All is well. 

It has been difficult to do much binding on my seven quilts that came home to me.  They are all huge quilts and a tad heavy to handle without putting strain on my back.  One quilt finally got done and as soon as photos are taken, I will be showing it.

Now that I'm mobile again, another quilt will be pulled from the pile and binding will commence.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Scrappy Majestic Mountains

My blog has been quiet .... I've been away here and there for almost a month now.

But, behind the scenes, there has been a whirlwind of tops that have been quilted and this is one of them.

Scrappy Majestic Mountains free pattern from Bonnie Hunter.  My twist is the stars.
Oh yes, I just had to add those stars!
Many years ago, there was a fabric exchange with my friends, Debra and no-blog Mary.  We exchanged equal amounts of reds and neutrals.

This quilt sat on the shelf (for way toooo long) waiting for hand quilting.  That was never going to happen, so early this year, it finally went to a local LAer.  Thank you Ruth.

Then, at the end of July, Debra came up from Toronto and with her came these bags of quilts.  Seven quilts are in those bags.  Guess what I have been busy doing?  Binding insanity has arrived at my home!  LOL
Oh my, I have so much to talk about and show, but it can't be done in one post.  So, there will be many posts coming.

Have a great day!