Tuesday, August 17, 2010

It's Been A Quiet Week In the Quilting Studio

It's been a quiet week in the quilting studio. The borders for Night and Day are sewn together but still need to be pressed, attached, and mitered. Tedious but necessary for the look of the quilt. Meanwhile, Tom Dieball's University of Illinois/fraternity quilt is coming along nicely. It's completely quilted and just needs a binding. Good thing because he leaves for Australia the end of this month. My dad's always been a numismatist, and I am making a lightweight carry-on bag for his trip to Washington, DC next week - I have one for his buddy, too. They just need to be made. And I've sorted through some Christmas fabrics I haven't used in years to be donated to a woman in my friend Carol's Oak Lawn parish. These fabrics just need to be delivered. And that's the story from the quilting studio where all the stitches are strong, all the fabrics are good-looking, and all the quilts are above average.

4 comments:

Josie Ray said...

So darn flippin' cool. :-) Night and day, I mean. More later...

Josie Ray said...

What I'm dying to know, when you get more time, is whether you like the Night and Day quilt:

whether you're pleased with how it turned out, and whether you enjoyed making it.

To me, it really does look like deep-forest green nuances, or perhaps the depths of a green sea, or a lake-surface where the tree branches hang over and reflect in the water. What do you think? Do you *like* it?

Josie Ray said...

p.s. Love your Christmas fabrics! I'm starting to get Christmas-on-the brain: Christmas projects, Christmas cookies, Christmas anything. I just framed an old Santa cross-stitch, and can't wait for the weather to turn.

p.s. I had to google "numismatist"--none of those in our family! :-)--to see what it was, and now understand the bag fabric!

Donna said...

I do like it. But...I'm a bit bothered by its lack of symmetry. This has a directionality - even though it's square, it reads vertical. That's what I get for taking 16 blocks plus 16 blocks and adding 4 additional blocks so that the layout could be 6 blocks by 6 blocks. The borders I'm crazy about, and I'm not going to judge the piece until I get them on. Which involves ironing. And that's not happening today! These colors do speak to me, and I think I know where I can hang this!

I'm kind of looking at my stash like I do my closet: if I haven't used/worn in a few years, then chances are I probably won't. I'm delighted to have found a willing recipient for these fabrics!