How am doing so far? Well, pretty good, I think, considering how super busy I have been . Since I retired from the workforce Sept. 1, RetiredHub and I are helping our almost 30 year old son, Nathaniel, the campaign manager for a local candidate in the upcoming Provincial Election, with building, erecting and repairing signage. We are his sign guys. Lots of work but we are glad to help out. It gets Retired Hub out of the house. Nathaniel has always included RetiredHub and me in mostly everything he is involved in. Politics, Geneaology, Local History being just a few. I guess it's a good thing that a child still wants his crazy old parents kicking around all the time!
So back to quilting...I have managed to finish the machine quilting on the lap quilt for my Quilty Sister and get it bound, with just a label to attach...so that is done!
It is so hard to get a good photo of this quilt. I must have taken twenty shots and I just can't get a decent one to show how pretty this quilt is. The shadowing is horrible and I tried to fix it but I gave up. If you can zoom in you will see better that I did some feathering in the top and bottom border and on the sides I did a loopy loop. I also did a curvy stitch in the blue inner border and then a straight line beyond that.
|"Huggable Me" 44" x 54" now known as "Betty's Bunnies"|
I also have my New York Beauty wallhanging all marked and basted and ready to go under the needle. Here is a little sneak peek at what I will be doing. I pounced the design onto the border fabric using a chalk pouncer. The feather design is from a plastic stencil from Quilting Creations. The chalk from the pouncer will iron off. I have a few threads that I think will really make this design look good. I am playing around with them to decide which one I will go with. They are variegated Sulky 30wts that I picked up while shopping at It's Sew Time in Elmsdale yesterday. Not sure if I will get this done by the end of September but I will get it started.
I did make some fabric postcards. One is for a swap that Sheila is hosting at Sheila's Quilt World. The theme is Fall. My swap partner lives in Australia where it is Spring right now. I hope she enjoys what I have made for her. This will be my second time participating in Sheila's swaps and I thoroughly love it. It soothes the creative part of my brain and I feel so good after creating something original. Great way to express yourself. I can't show the postcards that I made just yet. I have to keep this secret until my swap partner receives it. If you read this post Fiona, your postcard will be in the mail on Monday.
I wanted to show this gorgeous metre of fabric I bought yesterday while thread shopping at It's Sew Time. I think this is the lovliest of all the black/grey on white prints I have seen anywhere. I seriously don't think I can cut it up.