Quilting in the Month of May

Posted Saturday, May 25th, 2019 in Accuquilt Go cutter | Read More

I apologize for my lack of posts lately. I am finding it very true that time moves very quickly as you get older. This year is nearly half gone and I have so much more I want to do. One of my goals for this year is to quilt all the tops that are waiting in the closet. But I also love to piece new quilt tops, what to do first… piecing usually wins!

This month I made a small quilt from a kit and quilted it. It was designed by my new friend Sue for the quilts we give to veterans going on a Flight of Honor. The quilts are small, lap size, and sew up quickly. This is a Common Threads of Ohio Quilt Guild project.

After finishing it so quickly, I went looking for more red and blue blocks. I found I had enough Winding Ways blocks made to make another quilt. I did make two more blue blocks so I could do the layout with the red in the center. I have the Accuquilt Go cutter for this block which makes cutting it go quickly. I am still deciding which free motion quilting pattern to use. I really like this one and want to make another to keep.

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Good Fortune Mystery Quilt – Finished!

Posted Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 in Quilting | Read More

I put the last stitch into the binding on Monday, April 22.  The quilt was loaded on the quilt frame for about a month before I decided how to quilt it. Because it is a very busy pattern, I quilted it with a loopy meandering design.

On Monday a group of friends from my quilt guild met at a local library to sew with our Featherweight sewing machines. This was the third monthly meeting of the Featherweight Club.  We worked on our own projects, visited, ate lunch, and sewed some more. Owning a Featherweight is not a requirement to join the group and you can work on the project of your choice. I started the morning sewing on my machine. Because I planned to take my Good Fortune quilt to the guild meeting the next day for Show and Tell, I switched to hand sewing the binding in the afternoon. I put the last stitch in the binding just as we were getting ready to stop for the day.

Joining Common Threads Ohio Quilt Guild has been one of the best things I have done since moving to Columbus. I have enjoyed sewing with others again.

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Mystery Quilt Reveal

Posted Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 in Quilting | Read More

Looking back, I see that I haven’t posted since clue 4 was released. That is because a nasty virus took over my life. I was too ill to even go upstairs to my sewing room for about two weeks. When I felt well enough to start sewing again, it was in small spurts of time.

Bonnie revealed the mystery quilt last Friday. I was still working on clue 7 at that time. I now have all the center blocks completed and have started working on the pieced borders. I have all the pieces finished, it is a matter of joining them together.

As I stated when the mystery began, I switched colors this year. I used some of the same colors that Bonnie used but switched them around. As a result of the switch, my chain blocks are aqua and green and the spinning star is purple and orange.

I haven’t joined them together but all of the blocks are completed.

This has been another fun mystery quilt from Bonnie Hunter. I will miss getting a new clue each week and watching the progress of others on the Monday Link-up.

It is not too late to join the mystery but hurry and download the clues. Bonnie will be removing them from her blog on February 1. They will be available for purchase after that date.

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