The sewing machine (pattern from Lori Holt) is my Stay at Home Round Robin quilt. We are given a block to use in our rounds, this time it was the plus block
I admit I am not a fan but a challenge is a challenge. The block is boring and static to me, but then it's only boring if you don't put your own spin on it right? I used my sewing fabrics to run the blocks together.
It required a series of partial seams (grrrr). Here is also a pin cushion block to add in... but I love the flower head pins on cream fabric, and fussy cutting to include the little dress... shoes... I've been collecting for a while now!
The really big project this week was to finish my table runner for my friend JOY who challenged us to make "Table Scraps" (finished table covering of any kind using scraps) once a month.
I carefully cut lots of 2.5" squares to start mine...
|98 squares (plus some extras)|
I added a border to tie them together and carefully quilted down each row and cross row.
Originally I thought I'd do curvy edges and applique but changed my mind during the design stage.
It's hard to see, sorry 'bout my photos, but I finished up with white wool flowers. I used a couching foot, zig zag stitch and sort of "sketched" with wool the outline of three flowers. It's subtle in photos but pretty in person and very delicate!
It looks so pretty on the credenza in the family room!
|that little gear man is a clock|
It's about 16"X 30" finished size