Although I'm working on a bunch of things, I'm not finishing much right now. Everything seems to be somewhere in the middle of completion and looks like it will be that way for a while. I'm still working on quilting my little wallhanging. I'm adding some Diane-shiko now and that's pretty slow going. You can see my grid lines marked on the top. I used the FriXion pen and they'll disappear when I iron it.
The design is a little easier to see from the back. It's my first time using it, but I think it's a nice background filler.
I also still have a quilt on the frame. Although to be honest, I'm not making much progress on it. I'm having more fun with the custom quilting than the pantograph I'm doing here. I do hope to complete it soon though. It's a charity quilt that will be donated to Quilts of Valor.
I've started on the next Snowmen A to ZZZZ block and this one is a lot of fun to stitch. I don't think this will take too long to finish...
I recently took advantage of the Fat Quarter Shop' sale on Bella Solids and ordered 10 yards of their Ivory #60. It's a great neutral to keep on hand. I've washed it, but now it's sitting on my ironing board waiting to be pressed and put away...
The only projects I have finished lately have all been for my quilt bee. We got together last week and had a sewing day where we made pillowcases, both for our soldier quilts and to donate to the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge. I made 2 pillowcases to present the soldier quilts I have and together we managed to complete 19 pillowcases for kids!
My other finish is for a HST Swap my bee is starting. I managed to finish 2 sets of HST's (half-square triangles) for our first swap. We're planning to do this once a month and then make charity quilts with them. There are SO many different patterns using HST's out there!
So lots of half-finished projects going on here. And they're going to remain that way for a while longer 'cause I'm headed to the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival later this week! That's always a fun show to go to. I've already made out my shopping list and charged my camera battery. I'll be sure to share the pictures of the beautiful quilts I see there. Of course, going to a quilt show always makes me want to come home and practice my machine quilting!
Here's a picture of one of my quilting buddies. Fortunately, she's been much better behaved the last few days, although I don't think she's going to like it when I pull out my suitcase...
|Sam in my sewing room|
“Don’t believe everything you hear just because someone says it is a message from God; test it first to see if it really is!”
1 John 4:1 (LB)