Wednesday, February 25, 2015

{Post 1,468} Squares Surrounded in Use!!!


Here is my latest quilt for our bedroom, Squares Surrounded.  It is, of course, my favorite so far.  It combines my favorite things...scraps, a unifying striking color, scraps, small pieces, scraps, upcycled shirts, and scraps!!


Here are two views and then a peek at the back.




I am glad I took the extra time to make a beautiful machine quilting pattern instead of just meandering or something simple.  My only regret?  I would have made it longer.  Ah, well...it is fine!!

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

{Post 1,467} Machine Quilting Squares Surrounded

Just started quilting this today.  I was going to do a fast and easy meandering, but it's for MY bed, and I'll be seeing it a lot.  I thought it was worth the extra time for the fancier stitching.  Only have two passes done.



We had bad weather yesterday afternoon and night...sleet, rain, then snow.  Everything was covered with a thin layer of ice.  We never lost power though, and we are thankful for that.

View out my front door:



Wednesday, February 4, 2015

{Post 1,466} Center of HST Quilt is Finished



This measures about 62" x 80"...I will trim it down and add at least a thin and wide border later.  Going in the drawer to marinate for now.  More sewing room organizing to do as well as 2 customer quilts to machine quilt.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

{Post 1,465} A Little With Side Triangles



Here is the little I put all together.  The bottom 2 right rows are all sewn together.  I am liking my brown fabric choice.

I probably won't have much more time to sew for the next few days, but I'm happy with this so far.

A friend brought over 2 quilt tops for me to machine quilt today, and I'm just trying to get this top off the design wall so I can work on her quilts.  Pressing on.  And I mean pressing!!
 

{Post 1,464} All Units Pieced for HST Star


Friday, January 30, 2015

{Post 1,463} One More Block to Sew



Here's the little I got finished today.  Maybe I'll work on it more tonight?



Thursday, January 29, 2015

{Post 1,462} A Few More Units On the Wall


75 minutes leter...if I have counted correctly, I have all the 9-patches finished, 3 more blocks to piece (all HSTs already pieced), and 6 more sashing strips to sew.