"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Friday, March 18, 2016

Current projects.

Like most of us, I have a few things on the go at the moment.  The two quilts are in limbo for a short time.   I am going to get the Handkie quilt professionally quilted as I think it will look better.   I've been given the name of a lady not far from me, but she is overseas at the moment, so I will wait until she returns.

The UFO quilt blocks are all done, and I laid them out on the floor to see how they would look when sewn together.  The blocks might not be laid out exactly as they are here, as the centre flowers are slightly different, and could be better organised than this.

I was going to use the green fabric to put sashing between all the blocks, but I realise now, looking at this, that it doesn't need sashing at all.  So I am planning to add several borders, in the green and maroon fabrics, with another maroon material for the binding.  There is a lot of the green fabric left, so I might even have enough to use for the backing.  This will all be decided next Thursday night at the Quilt Shop, when the next UFO workshop will be held.

Sharon and Alison at the Quilt Shop had some fabric samples spread out on a table last week, and invited us to take any we wanted for 50 cents a piece.  I found some lovely bits, including a couple of panels.  I made up this table runner from the pictures that were printed next to each other.  I separated them, and used green fabric from my stash for the borders.  I will bind it with black, and give it to a friend who loves the snow scenes because they remind her of where she grew up.

I found a cute Easter Bunny stitchery in an old magazine recently, and as I felt like doing a bit of light stitching for a change, I decided to have a go at it and see if I could finish it before Easter (this year...)  I got quite a bit done at the Sit and Sew session this morning, and hope to finish it next week, so I can put it out on display by Easter!  Not that anyone else will see it, but I'll feel good about it - ha!  This pic was taken last week, so the eggs have more colour  on them now.


Jane Galley said...

You've been busy, that quilt top is coming together nicely

Sharon said...

You have been busy G... I look forward to the day when the house is organised enough and the room down the back will become my creative place instead of 'the box room'... Dream on... Must catch up soon... Love to all x x

Shawne Roach said...

Love the winter scene panels. Your friend is going to love them.

Pamela Kellogg said...

Lovely things Gina! The bunny stitching is so sweet! I have all my little Easter do-dads out too. No one sees them but me. That's okay. I enjoy them.
Hugs, Pam