Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Catching up...maybe!

These fabrics don't look like they belong in my stash...

well, they aren't mine.  I'm finishing a quilt for a friend who passed away a couple months ago.  The top is complete.  Luckily she told another friend that she wanted to piece a strip of these blocks up the back...so I'm piecing the back today.

It is fun to work outside my comfort zone and since it is scrappy I'm happy.

My other "not-me" project is my guild's donation quilt.  We are making the Kaffe Fassett Anniversary quilt with the jars and bowls.  It was a kit.  Anytime you have a wide variety of folks stitching on one project putting the blocks together is an adventure.  Generally we cut the applique backing pieces really large so we can trim down.  With a kit there wasn't that option.  Luckily there is only a 1/2 variance on both width and height so we will only need to trim a smidge...an activity best done with only one of two quilters and a very large pot of tea.

Funny story on this project.  A block was turned in as finished.  When I was pressing the blocks I noticed a needle still in the block.  When I pulled the needle I noticed there was thread still attached.  Then I noticed about 2 inches of the pot wasn't stitched down yet!  Yup...group projects...there is always something....

And while I am concentrating on the two projects above I am making some progress on the liberated leader and ender scrap reduction project.

Also sewed up 5 backings for tops that need to be quilted before the show in November...yikes!

5 comments:

Janet O. said...

Oh, my goodness, Sio, it sounds like you really have your work cut out for you--literally!
Hope the heat isn't too much for you. I don't know what your weather is like, but we have had record temps on more than one occasion already this year.

Karen said...

I volunteered to hand quilt a guild donation quilt one time. It was part applique and part pieced. As I worked through the quilt, I noticed that some of the applique had quite large stitches. I took them out and re-stitched. Later on, I learned that the stitches were meant to be basting stitches of some kind. Evidently, the maker just forgot to do the finishing work on the blocks and they got sewn into the quilt anyhow.

cityquilter grace said...

right now i'm quilting a group quilt...an adventure for sure! and scrap reduction project? rofl....been doing that for years and failing miserably!

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kelley said...

Good job Watson! best wishes on your move...I'm planning on only moving more one time in my life, but we know how plans go...of course, I want to go somewhere away from heat and humidity...