Making up for all those days of not posting, yes?? Here is my progress on the shower curtain:
Friday, October 19, 2012
My Christmas shower curtain is coming along. I have 3 of the 7 verticle sections sewn together. You can get an idea of how it looks here, pinned to my existing curtain. I have all the panels sewn, just need to sew them to each other, line it, and make those 12 crucial buttonholes.
I'm pretty sure I like it. Finished is good, yes?
I knew I'd have a little more sewing time today. So I am starting (and possibly finishing) my Christmas shower curtain.
Recently I was shocked to find out that my husband LOVES Christmas decorations at our house. He even said something like, "I'd leave them up all year if I could."
I made us a Christmas bed quilt this year (just finished recently) that has its own story (click the underlined words to read all the posts about the quilt). That led to buying inexpensive but perfect red valances to match the quilt. Few know that our shower has a quilt for a curtain! I patterned it after one I saw in a magazine years ago. I made it when we moved in here 6-1/2 years ago. Here it is...
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Finished the hand quilting on this mini. I quilted it to death. I like to use matching thread when possible and in certain instances.
I am including a picture so you can see where I quilted the straight lines since they are in matching thread and difficult to see.
~Joan (or Mom if you're Emily!)
Here is a little UFO I picked up recently to finish hand quilting. I bought it on eBay from a woman who made mini quilts a long time ago...I'm thinking about 5 years ago, at least. I had to remove and reapply all 3 borders. She was so precise in piecing the centers, but must have just sewn on the borders w/o measuring (you know--just sew as you go?).
Nearly finished with this. The backing fabric has the words to the pledge of allegiance. It's about 15" square! The yellow thead is my basting.
If you knew me well, you would find out that I use things I like until there is just no life left in them. My "purse" is one example. What I was using as a purse was a glorified tote bag. I have already recovered the handles twice. They just wore through again. It was much taller than I needed. The pictures started flaking off, too.
So I went through the patterns I've taken from magazines and put into page protectors. I came across this pattern. It is a little too color-specific, but I'm going to carry it for a while to see if I like the pockets and size.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
This AM while I was cooking grits, I tore off the papers from the back of my green units for the scrappy string selvage spiderweb blocks. Here they are on the design wall.
A reader asked if I wanted her selvages. YES!!
BTW, I mailed an envelope of fabric to someone today. Let me know when it arrives, won't you?
The blocks are 11" square.
Monday, October 15, 2012
It's been over a week since I posted! So much has been happening.
Quiltwise, I started a new project. It's a spiderweb block made from selvages and is a string project. Natasha--see any of your fabrics??? I do!
Here is a close-up of a finished "web" with the blocks just stuck to the wall, not sewn together yet: