Thursday, August 31, 2017

Sunset quilt

I finished my oldest in-progress quilt!  It didn't surprise me that it took so long to finish, as I decided to do some hand quilting on it and I really only did that sporadically when traveling.  It's just a small wall hanging, but I love it.

The fabric was from Play-Crafts and it was the first fabric that I ever won in a giveaway.  I was so excited.  The fabric pull was based on a sunset picture, and so I thought I'd loosely imitate a sunset.  The colors go from warm to cool and the triangles point down, to drive home the setting part.

It wasn't quite right until Claire suggested a horizon.  It was exactly what the quilt needed.

This was also my first try at hand quilting.  My stitches are pretty large, but I did that on purpose.  The quilting shape in important.  I used gold thread for the very middle of the arcs, suggesting the sun.  After a few golden arcs I changed to a varigated thread with sunset-ish colors for the rest of the arcs.

I also bound the quilt by hand for the first time.  It wasn't as intimidating as I was expecting.

The fabric on the back is a perfect match for the wall it's hanging on.  I ended up just using some 3M wall clips to hang it; if I ever feel the desire I can turn it around for a while.  I realized after I wrote that sentence that there is an ugly wall sleeve on it, but I could always cover it up for a short time. :)  It is by my computer and the only quilt I have right there; it's been nice to look up and see it.

Linking up with Finish It Up Friday (when it opens up).

Saturday, August 19, 2017


I've been working on the QST quilt.  Like I mentioned, it's rather repetitive.  However, my bee block is next month, so I started working on that last night.  I actually started working on it a while ago, but once again changed my mind on what I want.

I finally decided on scrappy.  Completely scrappy.  So I've been putting pieces together and it was quite a bit more fun than the QSTs.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Summer standings

It's been a while since I've posted, but the summer has been busy.  I've still been making progress, even though it hasn't been well documented...hopefully I'll get some of them documented soon.  In the meantime, here's where I currently stand on everything.

1. Pluses.  Quilting is almost done.  This is my August goal, but it should finish up relatively easily.

2. temperature quilt.  Here is is through mid-July.  It's interesting to see the color changes.  (One line is a half of a month.)

3. Scrap quilt. There are still a gazillion threads to bury.  I need to find a good show to watch.

4. green/white hourglass baby quilt.  I almost have almost two segments done.  (One shown below.)  I was hoping to only do two segments, but it won't be wide enough, so I have a whole bunch more awaiting me.
5. Falling leaves: This needs pictures.
6. Sunset wall hanging: This needs pictures.

Other items still waiting aroundThe number has stayed the same.  I should really do some of the "finished" posts so the number can go down.  If I recall correctly, my goal was to be down to eleven at the end of the year.  That might be hard.

7. Meshing solid HSTs.
8. Rainbow log cabin.  
9. Simply solids bee quilt.   
10. scrap quilt #2. 
11. Orphan rocket block. 
12. Jeweled floors.
13. Lost piece (almost whole cloth quilt).  
14. Winter quilt.   
15. fabric from Christmas.   
16. A pillow with green/purple fabric.
17. Trying to fit in - left over triangle quilt. 
18. robot quilt