Thursday, June 14, 2018

Perfect Quilting Weather



I know what you're thinking:  "Hey, didn't she use that same title for a blog post in the deep midwinter?"  Why, yes.  Yes, I did.  What I love about quilting is that it is an all-weather sport.  Here's the body of niece Molly's quilt. 

It started out like this, and this arrangement was just so uninspiring and static.  These blocks needed, like so many other quilt blocks, some room to breathe and for the design to emerge.  The sashing give this design a 3-d effect, and offsetting the columns also helped.


















This is the finished quilt top, ready for the long-arming.  It is 88" x 110"  Her parents are coming for a visit Labor Day, and I am hoping this quilt will make it back with them!
On to the next exciting projects.  On the design wall are ALL the parts for two Tudor bags .  I like this pattern a lot - it's the size of a shopping bag.  Exterior zippered pocket.  Pockets on the inside.  Water bottle holder.  Great straps.  All the hard prep work is  done.  Now,  I just need time to sew.  At least it's perfect sewing weather!

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