Monday, July 28, 2014

A very productive week!

The past week was very productive in my sewing room.  My newest project is coming along nicely. My Picnic Quilt.  I have all the blocks ready for appliqueing, just hanging around my design wall.   I will have more details of how I am sewing this one up, in my next post.  Plus, I still have to rearrange a few things. 

I sewed the binding on my "Warm Quilt, Cool Quilt" last night and it has had a turn in the washer and dryer and it turned out just so soft and cuddly.  It is all ready to be gifted.

My experiment of spray basting this quilt, which measures 62" x 74", on my design wall turned out pretty good, I think.  Everything is nice and straight.  You can read about my process here

My niece, Katherine, has chosen the fabrics for the wedding quilt I will be making for her and her hubby-to-be.
She wanted the fabrics to be neutral and suitable for a couple.  Nothing flowery.  I am not used to working with so few fabrics in one quilt so it will be something new for me to sew up. I will have to sit on my scrappiness!
I am just about to start cutting it up. 

I was able to get all the sewing for Katherine's wedding completed.  I made a 240" burlap and lace runner for the head table. 

3 - 6 ft long runners for the buffet tables.  These I made from a lovely off white linen dish towelling fabric.

I also made over 300" of burlap/lace flag garland for the front of the head table.

I made the garland for the quilt block signing table.

All the guests will sign a block that I will eventually turn into a backing for the wedding quilt. 

I also wanted to show a cushion that my daughter, Nicola, made from my stash of 30's reproductions.  
It was her first piecing project and it turned out really great .  I finished it up with some freemotion meandering,
She hasn't caught the quilty bug yet but someday I hope she will. 


  1. Productive week you have had. They all look great. Can't wait to see what you do the for wedding quilt. I want to make the first looks awesome!!

  2. I love your idea of using the signed blocks for the back of the quilt. Genius! And all your wedding decorations are great! Your daughter did a wonderful job on her pillow piecing!

  3. You are in fire this week! Loving those hexies more and more! Those few fabrics for the wedding quilt just means you quilting will show more! IH and go Nicola!

  4. You sure have sewn up a storm... Love the hexie quilt.
    Great decorations for the wedding.

  5. You really have had some productive sewing time. I love the wedding sewing you have done.

  6. A very productive week indeed! Love the colours for the wedding quilt - can't wait to see what you do with it.

  7. Wonderful productive sewing , you sure are an awesome aunt and the wedding will be so pretty and unique with your creations . See you Saturday :-)

  8. I love all the burlap projects for the wedding-especially the bunting-and burlap is not that easy to sew!! Beautiful. And tell Nicola that the pillow looks fantastic.

  9. They all are just terrific. Yeah for you for such great progress.

  10. I love the look of the wedding quilt fabrics and what a great banner!

  11. Fess up, Linda! It seems to always be a productive week over at Scrapmaster! I'm pretty much convinced that you don't sleep... I'm giving it a try. :)

  12. What a great post. Love seeing that bright quilt come together. The wedding table runners, etc., are perfect....great use of burlap. Have fun with the wedding quilt...the fabrics are gorgeous!

  13. WOW! You've been productive and amazing. I love the fabrics for the wedding quilt. I adore the lace and burlap. You've sewn such wonderful accessories for the wedding. I think my favourite is the garland.

  14. Lots of beautiful work Linda. The fabrics for the wedding quilt look gorgeous. Love the burlap and lace table runner and bunting. xx


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