Friday, November 27, 2015

In the Hoop

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

I have been hand quilting again, which I have not done for quite a while.  In the hoop is my granddaughters quilt.

Through the strip piecing I am doing a meandering diagonal quilting.  Nothing structured, fun and random.

Can you see the calluses forming on my fingers?  They are so stinking sore.  Had I PLANNED on hand quilting this quilt I would have used wool batting, especially since it has minke on the back.

In OTHER breaking news, I did finally receive my swap blocks!!!!  Yeah!  There are SO many fun fabrics in here!  I love them.  Now just to figure out what I am going to do with them.....hmm. 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Projects in progress

I have been out of commission for a while with all that has been going on.  Between taking care of two elderly parents and 2 kids and working full time, I just don't get enough quilting (or me) time.

Right now as I type this my 2 year old is sitting in my lap asking if she can touch the buttons. Um mm, no.

This is a quilt that I made for my grand baby.  I had made her blankets but not a quilt.  We had a one day sew in the third weekend of October and I put this top together.  I am hand quilting it now.  I tried it on my machine but I think the minke on the back was throwing it off.  I could not get my tension adjusted right and gave up before I ruined the quilt. 

We had another one day sew in yesterday and that is where I tried machine quilting this.... FAIL!!!  So I hand quilted for a little while and then worked on Hailey's quilt for a little while.

In other news, we have been having some amazing sunsets!

My block exchange blocks seem to be lost in the mail.  SAD FACE HERE!

I am keeping hope alive they will show eventually.