Thursday, May 26, 2016
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
We spent a few days at the North Plantation Beach resort. We originally booked a two bedroom unit but we were upgraded to a three bedroom unit free. We were on the seventh floor. The resort was fabulous despite the cloudy and cool days. We did have one sunny day around the pool. Here are the pictures that were taken from our balcony patio.
Sunday, May 15, 2016
After teasing you for months, here is the full quilt. It is between a queen and king size quilt. They love it!
Made with a variety of reds, pinks and one cream fabric. Hand guided Quilting.
And for fun I recently made a mini pin wheel quilt. This is my first attempt at hand quilting. It won't be my last one. The blocks finish at 2 inches.
Sunday, May 8, 2016
I have been sewing up my neutral strings as they were busting out of the bag. I was sick of looking at them. Messy! So I took charge and sewed them up. The bag is 80% reduced. There is another bag but I'm not going to tackle it yet.
Here they are, all trimmed and pretty. That is a lot of fabric that will be used. The count is 40 8.5 inch blocks. Yay.
For the big surprise, I am hand quilting my mini pin wheel quilt. My first and not too bad. It is not yet finished. The pin wheel blocks need quilting.
My lines aren't exactly straight but that's ok. The process is soothing.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
I finished the top I started yesterday. I have added it to my pile, there must be 25 tops there. This does not include my personal tops.
I'm off to St Paul MN tomorrow. I've packed plenty to stitch.
I'll post progress during the week.
Friday, April 29, 2016
Continuing the orphan effort, here is another session.
I'm not finished with this one yet. It has many more blocks and possibilities to come.
In the mean time I am packing for a work trip to St Paul MN. I fly out on Sunday and return on Thursday. It is the annual drinking water conference. I have been involved in this project since 1999. I have been preparing plenty of stitching to keep my hands occupied. This is a welcome break form actual work.
Monday, April 25, 2016
My next task is sewing a laundry basket full of orphan blocks and pieces. I selected a group of reproduction blocks and in a hour or two I had this flimsy completed.
And a few leftovers can go on the back.
Excuse the pictures, we are still in a renovation mode. Almost back to normal.
I experimented with some mini pinwheels and made this mini. I think I'll try hand quilting it. It is much brighter than the picture. So Janet does this work??? I'm thinking about starting a mini gallery in my renovated hallway...
And for the kitty lovers, some mutual grooming.
Mr Tale and Lucy.