Thursday, June 19, 2014

Zach's Finished Quilt - and a wall hanging

Boy, have I been sidetracked!!  Lots going on here and by the time I get to the computer, it's too late for me to concentrate.  I know those of you who know me know that's NOT easy for me on a good day!

Here are photos of Zach's finished quilt!  I'm really proud of how the meander quilting came out on this one - hardly ANY skipped stitches - I guess I should know the secrets after so many quilts!

I've made two extra tops (not as large of course) from the leftovers.  I think this combination is very masculine - all of those earth-tones.  I'll finish them up soon and probably add them to my Etsy store. 

While cleaning the other day I found an entire stack of pieced tops - not sandwiched or quilted yet.  This wall hanging was among them.  It was actually finished but I had only done a few straight lines of quilting and the entire center of the quilt (my only attempt at watercolor quilting) was un-quilted.  I had never been too fond of this one so I simply put it aside.  The other day I meander quilted the white areas with a small meander stitch and added larger meander quilting to the wreath.  Now it's hanging on the wall above my ironing board so I can look at it often.  I really like it now.

Margie (our O.T.) has a new project for me.  Her son is getting married this fall and they LOVE Harry Potter stuff.  We found some VERY EXPENSIVE out of print fabric, she ordered it, and I get to design a table runner.  Look for more about this soon (I hope).    She found the fabric on EBAY and because it's out of print, the pricing was outrageous.  It was printed by Spring fabrics so it's probably in lots of Walmart stores for a really cheap price.  But then, we really don't want to know!!

I'm also working on the quilt for Stefani's sister and hoping to finish my birdhouse quilt (the squares given to me by Connie and Teri when we moved into this house in 2001).  It'll be wonderful finishing it up and I plan to use the other wool batting I bought inside it.

That's it for today.

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