Happy Sunday Y’all! Did everyone make it through Friday the 13th with no issues? Are you superstitious??? I had a great Friday getting lots of things finished up here … also did a bit of perusing online!!!
Aurifil shared this sentiment… and this has been a lot of my week! While perusing online though I also found some free patterns to take into the new year with me…
This Idaho Lily I think is also similar to a Carolina Lily… the directions seem very straight forward!!! I am excited about this.
2020 is also going to be a time I focus on a embroidery panel that will make into a little quilt once the embroidery is complete… more on my Miss Jane Doll Quilt I plan to make in the new year 🙂
Molly got a much needed trim.. she doesn’t like to be long haired she enjoys getting groomed too! Funny girl that she is Jannessa and her daughter Whitney do a GREAT job with her though 😀
My daughter Brandi… wanted a backpack purse for Christmas so me and Jannessa each made a Savannah Backpack Purse from a pattern I found online… I can’t say it was the easiest to follow but it did come together in about 5 2 hour visits together!!!
I am accustomed to Sew Sweetness patterns with an accompanying video I think… It is definitely not a pattern for a new bag maker in my humble opinion though… but they are made and are very sturdy… Jannessa is showing hers on on the right… I will share the front when it has been received … probably by next weekend!
I added a book to my hand quilting library of ideas for hand quilting….
I plan to make a snowball block quilt alternating with a second block to give an overall secondary design to a quilt and use this book for ideas for the snowball blocks and the alternate blocks to show off my hand quilting flourishes 😀 I am sew excited about this project… but I can’t go further until Swoon is done…
We found this cute little machine in complete and appearing able to sew chain stitches condition at a cute new shop to us this week….
This beautiful panel and coordinating fabric was given to me by Jannessa… she loved it when she bought it but has too much Christmas stuff now and wanted to know if I wanted it … well YES!!!! So now I am working into making it a machine quilted and hand quilted finish 🙂
I had to add a bit to the back because it was only 1″ wider than the front … so I pieced in a diamond and added some green fabric for a festive look!
Soon I was layering, marking and pinning the quilt …
Organic lines using registration lines to keep me mostly straight happened across the panel…
I use garden gloves from Dollar General that come 3 pair for some small amount of $. They fit loose and make me sit back every 10 minutes or so to readjust everything but that is good! Those organic lines went quick and look great I think for this wall hanging…
Being silly I sent a shout out to some of my fellow vintage quilters in a couple facebook groups… they liked the trio of photos 😀
I took the quilt out of the machine and worked on finishing those bag straps … I also used this time to chat in depth with Jannessa who loves to machine quilt… on how my path should go to quilt this and it look it’s best.
With her words echoing in my head… this morning I got us and took a shower and hit the sewing… I am making great progress but I am going slow and steady this time so as not to overshoot where I want to be….
Soon I was into the border…
Before I knew it… It was time to ROLL!!!!!
Y’all … I started this Swoon Quilt in June of this year and have worked on it fairly steady most every week…. Now it is about to be complete… it will take a bit of my heart with it!!!
Here is my start on the left side border on the middle row of swoon blocks…
Now here is the center of the swoon itself getting quilted….
And when I complete this blog writing and visiting time… I will go back to the center flower and finish stitching it and mark the lines in the right side of the swoon block and finish it next 🙂 I love this quilt and quilting it for Connie!
This is all that is left now… surreal!
I made a fresh pattern… the other was out of size now and was crumply… it needed replacing… to do this I iron roll type of Freezer paper wrong side to right side and it sticks… not a hard hold but good enough 🙂 Cut out your pattern then add tape if needed…
I was blessed to win these handmade pattern weights from Virginia Lindsey of Gingercake Designs on Youtube… you can see the video where she makes these exact ones HERE <<<
Jannessa wanted it to house her 2 most used big sewing machines though… she asked Rick to do this for her… it took him a bit but it is just waiting on varnish now… several coats but the design and construction is complete!!!
Here is the table now… new legs… beefed up table top with 2 drop downs for her machines and it is all 1 color now!!!!
She brought her machines over for a “final fitting” and all passed with flying colors…
That is Jannessa and her grand that came over with her.
And down below is a beauty shot she took of her machines in their new homes…
I saw this meme early one morning and grabbed it… do you have a time of day you call “your own”???
Mornings is that for me… my honey goes to bed late and sleeps in late because of that. I enjoy flitting from one project to another watching progress happen on house chores or sewing or organizing… whatever I am doing so this spoke volumes to me… and I do love sunrises!!!
I don’t talk outside crafting and creating much… but I wanted you to know that I do believe… do you?
Thanks for visiting my blog today… for more hand stitched things and for all the random hand stitching I have done and shared from this week I link to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitchers crew HERE <<<>>>
Meanwhile come back next week.. there is bound to be a surprise on Sunday!!!!