Darn – summer is back and boy will it ever be a hot and humid 6 months here in Sweatsville, South Texas! After all the fun of de-cluttering (better word for downsizing, and cleaning out things) and quilting a quilt yesterday, this old lady is T-I-R-E-D! I treated myself and did not partake of walking this morning. I am trying to walk at 6:30 and be done with it! It seems to give me more time to enjoy the Studio again.
I made this quilt in the 2005-2006 time frame but never quilted it. I loaded it 2 months ago and it has patiently waited. I need to learn to spend a couple of hours each day when quilting because 5 hours standing on one’s feet is just a little too much for someone over 39! LOL. Anyway I became brave and tried my hand at free hand quilting around the plates. I think I achieved the goal on ONE Dresden Plate. For my next quilt, I am going to FINALLY get the quilting rulers out and teach myself to do something other than meandering (free motion). Good project for the summer.
I did meandering on the borders and in the white blocks. I stitched around the applique and in the green border I did meandering with circles.
The back is Moda (green) and In The Beginning (middle) fabrics that I have had over 10 years! Still good as new!
I intended to put the binding on the back first, then machine sew it down to save time. Of course I did the usual, put the binding on the top first (hard to break old habits)! I figured that I now had no choice to but hand bind it! BUT, it worked by sewing the folded over binding on top of the 1/4″ seam allowance when I sewed the binding onto the quilt.
The top of the quilt after sewing the binding down by machine. Works great!
This quilt will be used to cover my Longarm! I was going to make another top for that, but after finishing this quilt I changed my mind. It really adds color to the room! I love it!
And not to leave out French General progress which is slow so here he is!
I will be tracing the embroidery pattern for Aunt Bea’s Parlor blocks and Stonefields this week.
Have a great week!
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