I am caught up on the Ten Commandments bed runner. Two more Commandments to go. Each block is so pretty. There will be enough fabric left over from the bolt that I bought to change the look of my bedroom. I’m thinking valances, pillow covers, etc. I do have a beautiful purple silk pillow cover that one of my daughters gave me for Christmas. It will be a very nice accent to the room.
Commandment # 8 This was finished, but when I looked at the picture, two of the pieces were set in wrong. I’ll correct that and show the picture on the next blog.
When the bed runner is finished, I will quilt it on the Grace frame. A friend from the Guild and her husband came on Monday morning and finished setting it up. It’s all ready to go. I will put a quilt package on it this week and start to practice, practice and more practice. Hopefully, I can quickly finish a lot of my ufos.
The mystery quilt, Frolic, by Bonnie Hunter needs a lot of work. I’m several weeks behind on this project. I have downloaded the directions, printed them and saved them to a file. The completed quilt has been revealed. I can work on it between doing other things.
This is all the little pieces that need to be sewn together to make a queen size quilt.
There are a lot of small pieces of fabric that were left over when cutting Frolic. My intention was to cut them in 1 1/2″ strips and squares. Then I could sew them as beginners and enders and make 3 1/2″ blocks. It’s amazing how fast the bucket is filling up with scraps. All my meetings and appointments are finished for this week, so I have two full days of sewing ahead of me. I may cut some of fabric and get started.
I made a folded fabric hexi. It was fun. The first one took an hour. The second one took ten minutes. They are really easy to make after the first one. There is a pin clasp on the back so it can be worn as a pin.
I have a project that calls for a bird block. I enjoy machine embroidery in the hoop and hadn’t done that for a while. I found a pattern and machine quilted for many hours. The pattern had a lot of stitches and color changes. When it was finished, I found that it was a defective embroidery. The body of the bird was missing and some of the leaves were not there. It is in the round file. It was a wasted day.
Today, I embroidered a bird that I bought from Embroidery Library. Their embroideries always sew out beautifully. It did, but I think that there isn’t enough color contrast between the bird and the foliage. I will save it for another project.
I have a bin of quilt pieces in the back of a closet. There are partially made quilts, leftover blocks and lots of things to choose from when I’m looking for something special. I found several bird blocks.
These two blocks are hand embroidered. I think that my mother made them.
These two cardinals are redwork on the embroidery machine.
This bird block is partially thread painted. I printed the picture of a bird on fabric and was in the process of thread painting when I put it away. I need to have turquoise in the border so will thread paint some turquoise thread on the wing. Thread painting is very relaxing and is something that I like to do.
The blocks are sitting on the kitchen counter, waiting for me to make a decision. I’ll have to decide by tomorrow which one to use in the project .