A while back, one of my daughters came to visit. She was going through the give away bin and had chosen a piece to take home with her. I told her that I had another small wall hanging that I was working on and it would go into the give away bin. When I showed it to her, she folded up the one that she had chosen and put it back into the bin. She chose the one that I was working on. It is now finished and ready for pickup.
This wall hanging is made with fabric that I hand dyed many years ago. I used it to practice my machine quilting. It was quilted with thread that matched the color of the flowers and leaves. I also practiced ruler work. I still have a lot to learn with that method. The machine that I had In Maine had a rounded front edge and did not have an extension table. I think that I will have more success with the machine with the flat bed and the table. I’ll keep trying. Most people that I talk to about ruler work like it. I’m not there yet. I’ll have to do the three Ps method. Practice, practice and practice.
I was watching a Nancy Zieman TV show the other day. It was about quilting with pre cuts. One of the quilts was beautiful and not hard to make. I do have some pre cuts, but also have a drawer that was jammed full of blue scraps left over from the Canadian 150 quilt. I spent today pressing and cutting up all the fabric in the drawer. The fabric is back in the drawer but it is in neat piles of layer cakes, 5″ charm packs, 4″ squares, 2″ strips, 3 1/2″ squares for Linus quilts, and 2 1/2″ squares. I’m all set to make more blue quilts. The drawer above the blue drawer has white fabric. Tomorrow, I’ll cut white 5″ squares so that I can start the quilt.
In the meantime, I’ll decide on another UFO to finish.
Have a great day and happy quilting.