Thursday, 7 August 2014

This and That on Thursday


is done!  Well, until I go back to work and start piecing little diamonds together again, there is nothing more I can add to the Quilt of the Century.  I've attached all the diamonds that were made. So for now, it is done.


is finished!! Oh how my thumbs hurt! I am a lefty and living in a right handed world, we (left handed) tend to be ambidextrous and I can cut with both hands.  Therefore both thumbs can't stand the scissors anymore. (Too bad one needs both hands to quilt cause I would learn how to sew two different project simultaneously in a jiffy! Ha! ha! ) But it looks very nice and I like it. I am glad I've tried a new technique and worked with a different medium. This was outside my comfort zone and it will stay a unique child. I shook that quilt as if a rag (ha! ha!) before washing it and it still left a big mess in the washing machine. Named Off Road, it finishes at 54 X 33. (I admire people who do this kind of quilt all the time. Bravo!)


is half way done. Another one I am pleased with.  Not perfect but pretty good for a first try if I may blow my own horn. I'll try to finish it before the weekend. Wonder what hubby would think if he were to find out I'm not very good at driving in the ditch... yet!


is probably what I'll be working on since the Quilt of the Century is on pause.  I have done this one 2 or 3 years ago in a rush.  The Realtor agent have asked that we put away all personal pictures when selling our home. So my bedroom became very ... plain (not to say naked ... that would be inappropriate!!).


was my inspiration. I don't know where this beauty came from.  All I remember is seeing it on Lori's Humble Quilts blog one day and i fell in love.  It went straight to my to-do list and I did do it... well, a little of it.  

I've simply called it Antique Inspiration because that's all I know.  I certainly didn't want to call it something that would remind me of the for sale sign and I don't know the name of the block, so Antique Inspiration it is. I love how each block is different and yet all are the same pattern.  I love that kind of quilts. I did some hand quilting in the negative space but didn't do the blocks because I ran out of time.  So now I will take the time and finish this one properly.  How does one quilt after binding? The same way or is there something I should know before I start? Would it be best if I remove the binding first? I think I will just do a 45 angle line in the square and  around the block too but nothing in the HSTs. Hmmm maybe.

That's that for this Thursday. 

Until next time ... SM ;^)LE ... that is appropriate!

Edited to add the link to Hexies Weekend with Angie at A Quilting Reader's Garden as it is NOT only for hexies projects but really any sewing project at all.  You're welcome to join us. 


Kath said...

your quilts all look splendid. I particularly like your quilt with stars. I do like lots of white, with colours, they look fresh and cheerful.

Fiona said...

oh wow... what a lot of loveliness.... hope the property sale goes fine.. all a bit difficult I know when you are in the middle of it all...all those quilts are lovely....
re the quilting.. I don't see any reason why you cant quilt it after finishing even if it is unorthodox... just go carefully near the binding seam so you don't sew in it....

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I know several hand quilters who've quilted after binding their quilts ... but just how they managed, I really don't know.

All your quilts are just so very lovely!

Good luck on the sale of your house.

Ellen said...

So many beautiful quilts! Your hand quilting looks wonderful!!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Gorgeous quilts!!!

Lori said...

I think it would be perfectly fine to keep it bound and quilt it up. A lot of people actually do that, especially on little quilts. It is a wonderful block and a precious quilt!!