Wow – I haven’t posted anything in a long time….

Easter flowers

 

Easter flowers always make it seem like Spring is almost here.  Easter Sunday was a wonderful day – the weather could have been warmer but this year if the sun is shining and it is not snowing it is a good day. Our daughter and her boyfriend came for the weekend so we had a wonderful time.  I spent the weekend cooking so I didn’t do much sewing that weekend.  But I have gotten a lot done this Spring.

I have been busy – I have gotten 3 old quilts done and by old I mean very old.  I finished binding the 2 that were quilted by the longarm quilter.  The Christmas Star quilt was finished in no time at all.  The Dresden Plate with the scalloped edge took a long time.

sewing biased binding on Dresden Plate

sewing biased binding on Dresden Plate

I made a biased binding which is time consuming but necessary when putting on a curved binding.

Scalloped Edge of Dresden Plate

Scalloped Edge of Dresden Plate

 

I don’t use clips when I stitch down the binding so my hands tired easily.  There was also a lot of very careful trimming while stitching this binding down.  But the quilt is done!

I machine quilted by Mystery Quilt from my quilt guild.  I still consider myself to be a novice at Free motion quilting but I am getting more confident with each quilt.  I brought my machine upstairs into my sunroom so I had lots of wonderful light.  I also put up 3 different tables – one with my sewing machine, one behind my sewing machine table and one to the left of my sewing table.  This made things so much easier because the weight of the quilt was always on a table, not dragging.

 

Stitch in a Ditch

Stitch in a Ditch

 

 

I also made a baby quilt for a dear friends first Grandchild.  This is called a disappearing nine patch. It was fun and easy to stitch together with Charms Squares (5″ blocks).  I have a GO cutter that I used to cut the squares with so this quilt top went together very easily.  We don’t know whether the baby is a boy or a girl so I used pastels to make this quilt.  It was fun to make a quilt for a new baby.

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So since April 1st I have completed 4 quilts.  I am very happy about this.  Several of these quilts have been sitting for years.  I will post full size pictures of all of the quilts as soon as it is a bit nicer outside.  At this point they would blow away.

Off to a Guild meeting tonight – I am looking forward to seeing my friends.  It has been over a month since I have seen some of them so this meeting will be fun.

Happy Quilting…

Be Kind…

Faith

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