I took a break this past week working on Sweet Tweets and decided to make a table runner for one of my daughters. I noticed she had a really old table runner on her kitchen table while at her home and decided she needed something new.On WeAllSew-Bernina this free pattern was offered and I thought a perfect runner for her during this fall season. She also happens to have a couple cats so this fit the bill for her.
Sunday, October 29, 2023
Sunday, October 22, 2023
Things are much quieter this week here at home. Our oldest daughter headed back home after a wonderful week of sewing and quilting lessons with her finished projects and family gatherings. I have been able to get back to my Sweet Tweets project and made great progress.
I know I said I was done with making items for our upcoming May guild's quilt show, but a pile of patriotic fabrics on the free table at the October meeting was just too hard to resist. Thank goodness there was only enough to make these three table toppers. Now truly I am done, at least I hope so. Right now if my count is right I have made around 55 or so items for them. Enough is enough at least I hope so.
Sunday, October 15, 2023
This past week has been a busy one. I have finished up all the table runners for the up coming quilt show boutique. Turned all of them in to the lady in charge. And finally can get back to doing something I really love.Block One of Sweet Tweets is done. Just in time to have Block 5 arrive. So I am still 4 behind. Time to get moving on this project.
And of course the quilts. I took dozens of pictures. I always seem to go for the appliqué quilts but the one of the snow leopard really caught my eye too.
Sunday, October 8, 2023
I have spent the last 10 days with my oldest daughter. She is a new quilter and with some use or loose vacation time came home to get some private lessons. I think we did a great job on quilting, binding, and lots of shopping trips too.She came with the lower runner grey and yellow runner pieced, got it quilted and the first of several lessons on bindings. The purple/lavender table topper was a lesson in hexagon piecing.
She also arrived with the upper runner pieced and quilted, but also with Halloween fabric to make a friend's young son a table runner for his home. Again lessons in quilting and especially binding.And our final project, she completed this quilt top and we quilting it. Ready for her to head home and bind it. We think she really did get a lot of projects completed. Plus our shopping trips and a bit of a shopping in my stash of fabric and patterns to take home.
A trip home includes a family gathering with her two sisters and all the rest of the family 17 strong, even got the dog in with us. We had a wonderful time even had time to take in a high school foot ball with one of the boys. Great score too, they beat the other team 35 to 6.
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Sunday, October 1, 2023
Busy this past week. Started out teaching two brand new quilters with their very first project. A couple months ago these ladies came in with their brand new sewing machines and wanted a class on how to thread them, how to fill the bobbins and how do you make them sew. REALLY! I spent about 4 hours with them and they left with not only those skills but also they could sew a perfect quarter inch seam. Next step these table runner. They did a great job. Now, next step. Setting up a two day class to quilt and bind them.My daughter arrived on Friday for a visit. A new quilter with several projects ready for quilting and binding lessons.