Saturday, August 28, 2010

Sewing with Susanna Again--Lucky Me!

The above pictures were taken last night at Ann's Cozy Quilts. Susanna and I went to their all-night sew again, for the second and last time. That was the last one they had scheduled. We both hand sewed the whole time (about four hours). Above you can see her using her hand-made template to line up the quilting lines, then in the second picture marking them with a Hera marker (my favorite marking tool for straight lines), then holding up her Not All Thimbleberries, Not Even Charming quilt. The white squares are 3-D, not sewn down. She did such. a. good. job. The reason for the name is because she did not realize one Moda square had slipped in there and that there was a duplicate Thimbleberries fabric!!

I purchased the cutest fabrics for an I Spy for a friend expecting in January. She reads my blog, so the fabrics will have to stay top secret until she sees the finished product. Let me just throw a teaser out there and say that it includes bears and lime green.

I finished all the hand quilting on my Autumn Splendor quilt and got one side of the binding sewn down by hand last night. I truly hope to finish that this weekend. I will put it on our kitchen wall as soon as it's washed and dried. Not too early for pumpkins and other fall decorations. Here it is before I left for the shop. I had to quilt one star, a tiny bit of the checkerboard, and all eight leaves.



Mary Lou Casada said...

I love it, Joan! My "little" girl (who's nearly 20! LOL) swears she will not be a "legacy quilter." But I'm patient; perhaps she'll come to it later. And the quilts -- both of them! -- are gorgeous!
Mary Lou

Gypsy Quilter said...

Wow, you got a lot done. I love both of these quilts. My leaves are starting to change so it's definitely time for fall decorating!

Teresa said...

I am so impressed with Susanna's sewing!

I like your Autumn Splendor and how neat that you will have it done in time to display as Fall approaches!

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

It's wonderful that your daughters like to quilt too!!! I recently bought a hera marker, but haven't used it yet. I need to try it.

Anonymous said...

Hi! Deb here from dentist office...please tell Elisabeth to look up John C. Ylvisaker and his song "Borning Cry". It's been a while since I've looked at your blog. Again I am tempted to touch the screen with my greasy little fingers trying to touch the quilts!

Anonymous said...

I only recently was introduced to a Hera marker. Oh my! It sure does beat the miles and miles of sticky, 1/4" masking tape. I wouldn't be without it! Thanks again for sharing, Joan.