Friday, September 30, 2016

I Went to the Basement and a Baste!

I went down to the Basement looking for a piece of fabric I knew was down there for a backing.  I found the fabric and then came across a quilt I had started Foundation Paper Piecing a couple of years ago.  The bag contained all the fabric and most of it was already cut out.  I thought I would take it upstairs and finish it.  

I took it upstairs and started unpacking the bag looking at all the pieces etc and found to my horror that I had only made ONE block.  Well, if I hadn't have cut all the fabric out I would have made it into a cushion cover and called it a day.  So, I started making blocks and am really enjoying the FPP again.  It is a Christmas quilt and might just be done in time for Christmas.

I basted a quilt yesterday all ready to start quilting.  It is a fall quilt of tumblers - fairly big tumblers in fall fabric from my stash.  I used a new to me method of basting.  I rolled the backing, batting and top onto individual plumbing tubes covered in foam which my dear husband helped me make.  I thought I would be sitting at the dining room table basting this but it turns out this quilt was too large for that so I still did it on the floor but it was so much more manageable.  I usually use another person to help me layer the quilt, but all my chickens are away.  So I have had to come up with a method where I can keep the whole sandwich taught and straight.  This worked like a champion.  I have kitties that love to help by walking all over the layered quilt making it wonky.
I hope you are having a good week and I wish you a wonderful weekend.  Thank you for visiting.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Another Finished Top!

In my quest to finish half started projects, I have finished Double Diamonds.  It is a Missouri Star Quilt Company pattern made from Blueberry Park.

I really like this fabric.  See all the snowballing that had to happen?  Well of course I saved all the triangles and sewed them into half triangle squares.  My waste will become yet another wall hanging.

I had four very ripe bananas and because my baking daughter is away at college, I had to get stuck in myself and put those puppies to good use.  

I hope you are all having a nice day.