Happy Saturday! We need to push for better Weathermen on our local news! They have missed the mark all winter! I started out with a nice short sleeve scope neck this morning and my walk, only to find out that it was 49 degrees with a damp 10-12 MPH wind. Obviously I changed to a turtle neck and ear muffs! I know that the North has really suffered with all the snow and sub-zero temperatures and are really looking for an early Spring. Since Easter is late this year, I predict (based on my years) that we will have a cool Spring and then in May we will start the 100+ temperatures. I hope I am wrong!
Today I finished the remake of Enduring Love! It is always a good feeling to finish a quilt top – even if I did have to make this quilt twice. I started this quilt in the Spring of 2015 and got as far as the Square in a Square border only to have problems! I took it apart, fixed that problem but by then I was sick of the quilt and gave all the fabric away! I was having issues with the fabric and firmly believe that I had received a bad run of the fabric. It was from Judy Rothermel’s Legacy line. When I got to that point I added a 6″ border of some light fabric from the same fabric line (I do not have a picture of it) and it has hung in the “quilting waiting line” since 2015! This is where I started after taking that last border off in January.
I was looking at Carol Hopkins new book Vintage Legacies in November or December and there was Enduring Love again! I decided that I would remove the border that I put on the quilt in 2015 and try again. I was very lucky to find an on-line store that still had some of the fabric line and this time I did not have any issues finishing the quilt top.
The border is brown, but looks different in the pictures. The quilt is 80 x 80 and is just too big to get a good picture! This quilt top is what I call a “Labor of Love” because of the time I spent in making the dumb thing twice and then re-doing the last 3 borders – Stars, 1 1/2″, and the 4″ final border. I am pleased with the finished quilt top.
I have completed 3 of the 4 embroidery blocks for the Susan’s SAL . What a nice break it has been to switch to embroidery rather than applique! There is one more block and then we will start piecing and working on Dresden Plates that are in the quilt pattern.
Now I need to decide on which pattern of the long list for 2019-2020 that I made up in January. I am really drawn now to five (5) different quilts. I am rather tired of making stars for now and want to work on something different
OMIGOSH! by Sue Garman
Star of Chamblie by Marsha McCloskey
Double Wedding Ring by Shar Jourgenson
Infinity from Twist and Turn Bargello Quilt by Eileen Wright
Any of the five will probably drive me nuts, but they are challenging projects! I will continue on with my Capital T quilt (Bella has had to stop her Capital T project) and complete 12 blocks and finish the quilt. Then I want to focus on my Four Crowns block to see where it takes me.
Capital T Block
In a few days I will select the project to work on! For hand work I have 2 more blocks to applique for A Bountiful Life and need to prepare Section 6 of Stonefields. Busy Busy Busy – and it has been so peaceful and quiet which allows me to make progress on my Bucket list!
Have a great weekend!
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