Sunday, July 12, 2020

Another Warm Sunday

Happy Sunday morning!  Already hot and humid at 10:00 AM.

A bit of catchup.  First today is a hexagon quilt I hand-pieced before the recent unpleasantness.  After things improved a bit, I walking foot machine quilted it.  For those who have the vapors because I machine quilted a hand-pieced top, GET OVER IT!  I cannot hand quilt right now, but I was able to finish it this way.  No shame in doing what works.

Close-up of the quilting.  Love it!

A tablerunner I made for a friend.  All batiks.  Machine pieced.


Close-up of quilting.  Walking foot quilted with lime green thread.


 The back.

Also made for a friend.  Can we just say, when possible I like to cut and add my triangles, NOT use rectangles and squares!


Quilting.


Back, using folded squares as hangars.


The hand stitching of binding is getting easier and my last binding was close to "before the unpleasantness".  The mask making continues.  Also making things for a baby due in August.  

That's it for now.  Wear your masks appropriately (nose, mouth and chin covered).  It's good for us all to be safe.

Distant hugs,
Sharon

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Happy July 4, 2020

The corn planted in the field behind my house is definitely more than knee-high today, but we need rain!  Hotter than Hades!  Have been trying to stay in and get more sewing done.  Finished a bunch of new masks.  Trying hard to stay home and out of trouble.  It makes me so angry to see the cavalier attitudes people have in public, so I go out as little as possible so I can not offend people with my expectation that others will wear a mask in public to protect me as I am protecting them.

A picture or two of a recent quilt I made with "help" from Dickens!






May our flag wave over calmer times!

Distant hugs,
Sharon

Thursday, June 11, 2020

I Think It's Monday--but somehow it's now Thursday

Thought I'd share a few more quilts with you, my own inventions.

First up is a small hanging I made for my mom.  She loves crows and I had a limited amount of the crow fabric left.
 
 
Quilted in random straight lines with the walking foot.
 

Mom had a limited amount of otters in love fabric, so I combined it with some others to make a tablerunner.
 

 
Close up of fabrics.
 
I used an older bird themed fabric for backing (bought while teaching in Pennsylvania) and the binding came from a shop on Etsy from Missouri.
 
Lots more to come.  Thanks to everyone who commented last time.  Hot enough?

 
Blissful, at a distance, hugs,
Sharon

 
P.S.  Hope everyone is safe and wearing their masks as needed and correctly.