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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Sunday Funday

Recently I have felt the need to finish a few of the many things I have in progress.   It's funny how some items are left for a long time, and they really don't need much work to finish.   So my focus has been on finishing, and I am resisting the impulse to start anything new.

First up, the modern quilt I made for my daughter's college graduation:
Hard to see, but the quilting is a modern curved line design, done by Marlene Hooten.

Then I challenged myself to piece Temecula's little Christmas quilt from 2015, for which I had the kit.   When I looked at it last year, I thought I cannot do that - the blocks finish at 2 1/4".   Now I have a different job, which has changed my outlook and helped me feel more like myself !    So now it was no problem to piece this one:
Today I have layered it ready for quilting - love the binding they chose for the kit.

And lastly,  a peek at two small boutis (petassons) which came to me a couple of months back, but which I have not shown yet.   Both the usual size, one better quality than the other in terms of design and work, but I always do love the simple ones as well.   Humble they may be, but at a great deal of thought and work went into each one of them.

 Corner motif
 Border middle, basket
This simpler design is edged with broderie anglaise.
 Love the swirl in the corners
Simple central motif.
Both could do with a soak in water, they are clean and perfect but I like to get rid of the storage marks.
My large boutis has been neglected, with the cooler weather I am more willing to work on the stuffing.   it's hard to hold a big piece to stuff the center, and the linen on the back is not helping me.   I love the fabric, but I will not do this again.   I feel I have less definition of design on the back because of it.   We never stop learning !

Hope everyone gets some stitching time today.


Angelikas quilts and knits said...

Liebe Heather,
der Graduation-Quilt ist traumhaft schön ! Temecula macht tolle Designs, aber bei 2 1/4 inch muss ich passen ;-). Mal sehen, irgendwann probiere ich es vielleicht... :-)

Liebe Grüße

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