So grab a cuppa something fun and enjoy your visit today! Happy Sunday 🙂
Last week me and my 319 w Cleopatra started sewing a shadow box pattern quilt top. I can never leave things as they are written though… this is Donna Jordan’s pattern on YouTube HERE with my improvisation added top and bottom…
I cut my blocks to 8 1/2″ instead of using the layer cake size….
Once the center was together I sewed all those leftover 1 1/2″ strips together and fashioned a line of coins top and bottom to make the flimsy complete!..
Having this into a flimsy ( and batting is ordered) backing is set aside and I will make up the binding (navy) soon. I am pleased with what a quick make and forgiving if you are new to quilting… don’t pass this up using Donna’s tutorial I linked to above.
NOW my problem is I need it quilted quick so I wanna machine quilt it but I am not a great machine quilter… so I need BASIC stuff to quilt on this… what are YOUR thoughts??? I would Love feedback on this and if you have a photo enhanced with your idea emailed to me HERE bonus points!!!! lol
In the midst of putting that quilt top together…. I made the valance on the window in the entryway of our cabin 🙂 It was fun but curtain making isn’t my strong suite… Rick straightened the freshly pressed curtain on the rod and it looks great now but it was a hot mess initially and 256″ long!!!
Rick also painted the interior side of our exterior doors the tan of the exterior doors and shutters … looks amazing! Then he put a new top on our side table in the living room that becomes a heavily used occasional table too during projects….. lovely ❤
I have made good progress on slow stitching this quilt too…
Debbie’s quit is such a fun sew too! I love sewing in every direction like this though 😀 I used my underhand and sometimes only get 1 or 2 stitches in as a time but that is that many I don’t have to do 😉
And here is a full shot of my little sewing frame and area…
Linking all this fun slow stitching to Kathy’s Gang of slow stitchers of all kinds… come see what everyone is linking up today!!!! HERE <<<<<
Finally I have a personal challenge for you besides helping me with the quilting design on my feel better soon quilt…..
Listen to THIS video by Clutterbug Cas…. I took her challenge and have agreed to spend 15 minutes a day organizing better my sewing room and home in general after that.
I did this Saturday but I will start officially today on spending 15 minutes… that room is a comfort to me but needs LOTS of organizing before we have friends or fam come stay in it again. So this is my motivation…. let’s see what else I can think of as the weeks progress! lol
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