Thursday, April 27, 2017

Back to Sewing

      Not much sewing or quilting has gone on here the past couple of weeks.  After spending time preparing for a family visit, we enjoyed a great Easter weekend. Hope you did as well. 
     A few days later I made a trip to visit my sister Irene in the NC mountains.  It was a nice but short visit. I had a plant, a child’s chair and stepstool to take her as well as a box of items.  She had a few things to send home with me and I added more after we spent a day in town shopping.

     Then I made a trip to GA and a day with granddaughters.  Lily’s preschool class had a nature center field trip in the rain.

     Wednesday was sew day for church quilt group.  I pieced a backing and got this zipper top sandwiched.  Before Easter I wanted something easy to piece one evening.  It was not so easy that I did not make a mistake and had to unsew and resew for the zipper pattern to be correct. 

First Try  

Hope you make some time for sewing and quilting.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

A Comfort Quilt Finish

    I finished quilting and binding the Carolina Chain quilt.  It will be a comfort quilt for church.

I know I have said before that I enjoy making these blocks as leader/ender.  They are great to use my stash of 2 ½” squares and 2 ½ by 4 ½” bricks. 

     I also made another coiled fabric bowl, only I made it into a basket with a braided handle.  It will be a perfect addition for Easter. 

Enjoy some time sewing/quilting.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Work In Progress

     A few days ago I made a blue coiled fabric bowl pictured here.  

 Today I decided to add tabs for handles and accent. 

The tabs were finished pillowcase style with a layer of batting before being added.  I had a little difficulty because of the thickness but I like the look. This is another sample for the class offered at Creative Sewing in West Columbia.

     I was quilting on a Carolina Chain (Bonnie Hunter design) for a comfort quilt. I love this pattern and make blocks as a leader/ender project.  Quilting was paused to unplug machines because of lightening and storms.

Stay safe but enjoy some time sewing and quilting.