“A day in the country is worth a month in town”Christina Rossetti

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Quilt Making

I have been trying to find the time to stop and get back to quilting. I have a couple projects underway and was making steady progress as I hide indoors from the humidity these days. I put together 64 half square triangles to create a pin wheel block in pretty quick order. Once I had the fabrics selected, some chain stitching, and I had my squares ready to press.
I went with a denim blue look that I thought would last beyond babyhood. Then I experimented with some designs and I think the end result will be perfect.
It needs to be completed by September for a friends grandson.
The other project is a simple flower design that I saw in a quilt on the Flicker slide show and I found it here. Mine is a smaller wall hanging size and I added the green borders because I wanted a more summery look. The problem I have now is that when I was sewing on the green strips, my 30 plus year old Singer started acting up. The needle started setting itself to the left side. I tried using other stitches to make it snap out of it, but no go. It seemed to be hot, and so I shut it down for a while. Its still not acting properly, but I got one more bit done so I can at least see some progress. For now I guess I can do some trimming and plan another quilt that I want to try until I find out what's going on with my machine. Tomorrow its back to mowing and the garden anyway!

1 comment:

Lois Evensen said...

How fun! It's so much fun to work on something and actually see great results. Love your quilts. The one with all the blues that you're making is definitely a winner in my book. Love the blues.