Greetings! Back to summer here in South Texas, cool was nice as it lasted! Back to the walk in a sweat box at 6AM! I am sure all will be happy to see Fall coming and I am wondering which Almanac prediction will be correct – the old or the new one that says it will be a hard winter! Time will tell!
Now that I have covered the weather – let’s talk quilting things! The other day as I was taking pictures of Pukeko and Tuis quilts I wished I had a place to take them outside or another way other than laying them on the floor. I have also draped them over the long arm, but doing either way does not do the quilt justice! Putting them on the design wall is a hassle because I clean the threads off of it as soon as the quilt top is complete!
Enter Clay – my sweet engineer – he told me he had an idea that would allow me to hang the quilts for photographs! This man can fix anything, remakes most things that we have purchase to make them better, and now he has solved my picture taking issue.
I grabbed a quilt top (from 2006) and look how great the picture came out!
There are so many neat free BOMs, SALs, QALs to participate in and I try to hold it down on the number I want to do, but Deb at Happy to be Scrappy has found a Hexagon quilt-as- you-go project that I found to be quite interesting. She is going to start a SAL in November and invited anyone to join in the fun. I checked out the YouTube video from Missouri Quilt Company and decided I would tag along with her in November. I checked out my “ruler drawers” for hexagon ruler/template that I could use without having to buy anymore and found the one from Quilt Sense and Marti Michell. So I am all set to do this one – just need to find the right fabric in my stash! Should be a great hand project and by November I will be caught up on other hand projects!
I am in the holding mode as I wait for my Bella Solids and more Judy Rothermel 1930 fat quarters for my 3030 quilt with Gay. I went through all of my Rothermel Aunt Gracie fabrics and realized that she had done an entire year (2003) of Aunt Gracie fabrics for each month of the year – A BOM fabric collection. I have the entire collection and want to make a Sun Bonnet Sue quilt rather than using them in the 3030 quilt. So this is why I am now waiting on more Rothermel 1930 fabrics and will be delayed in meeting my weekly goals for 3030.
In the meantime I did a review the patterns and started selecting fabrics for each block with the remaining fabrics. There are a lot of flying geese in this quilt and made a practice block following Gay’s instructions. I have the entire collection of Eleanor Burns Flying Geese Rulers and will use them for more consistent and accurate blocks rather than using Gay’s method.
Most quilters will use paper piecing, but I personally do not care for that technique – probably because I have never spent anytime on becoming proficient with the technique, OR maybe I just like to do things the hard way as a challenge to get my blocks perfect by sewing so many pieces together! Probably the latter.
Have a great week-end and enjoy quilting and your CVV!
Linking To: My Quilt Infatuation; Confessions of a Fabric Addict; Finished or Not Friday ; Em’s Scrap Bag; BOM’s Away; Sew Fresh Quilts; Crazy Mom Quilts; Oh Scrap; Scrap Happy Saturday; Slow Sunday Stitching Quilt Fabrication Mid Week Makers; Peacock Party; Design Wall Monday, For the Love of Geese,Scrap Happy Days