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A Banner Finish!!

Well after my post Thursday I was really drawn to getting the banner finished for my honey’s business…ย ย  Check it out !!!

Here is a close up of the banner on the rod and hangers my honey fashioned too!

This finished banner measures 15″ x 25″.ย  I used Hobbs Tuscany 100% wool batting to make it extra puffy to show off the quilted texture… check out this side view…

I used Aurifil 50/2 thread for all the piecing … I love how thin and strong it is ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I used mostly Aurifil 28/2 thread on the hand quilting except the outer chain was big stitched with Perle 12 cotton by DMC.

The center medallion was made by an online friend who embroiders as a business… please message me for info on how to contact her if you are interested in her work…

I designed this wall hanging from that center medallion and to coordinate with the sewing room as well…

See how nice it looks when hanging!!!

And the brackets my honey “made” for the banner to hand from are actually leftover metal parts from the treadle base we repurposed as his workdesk in this room.ย  So we are keeping it all vintage!ย  He sanded and painted them as they were very rusty.. but that treadle from 1912 lives on in this room for sure!

Up next is a bit of cross stitch and back to piecing on my hexi flowers for the Batik Hollyhock Garden quilt :)…. while I wait on fabric to arrive for Kaydence’s quilt.

Kaydence is due to arrive the end of May.ย  She will be my first grandchild and I am mongo thrilled to make her a quilt…ย  more on my design and fabrics next time!

Linking this hand quilted finish to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching HERE ๐Ÿ™‚

Until next time….

Banner Progress :)

Well the star burst center of the Singer Banner got all finished by Wednesday ๐Ÿ™‚

And I was on to the chain outermost border…

I had used Aurifil 28/2 in black for the star burst but I wanted more for the chain border… so I used DMC Perle 12 Cotton and big stitch style hand quilting…

Here is the beginning… just one thread in right now…
But check out when all four threads are in place…

Doesn’t it look cool!

I chose to use wool batting for this project that I ironed carefully to make flat during the bagging adventure… it is really looking nice n puffy now though ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is a close up of the chain detail…

So I am about 1/3 way around this and then I will go back with a gray thread and quilt the little areas above and below the medallion as well ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I just wanted the edges to lay nice and flat so starting with them.

Also I got a wonderful Thank You card from a great bloggy friend Deb!
Isn’t this a lovely card!!!

Her personal message was from her and her daughter who I gifted some quilty things to add to her young stash ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  How sweet was that!ย  Made my day for sure ๐Ÿ™‚

Do you send or receive thank you notes for just being yourself?ย  I love it when that happens… let’s me know I must be doing SOMETHING right! lolย  I rarely feel that way so this thank you not really helped me be thankful as well!

What are you thankful for?ย  I am currently very thankful the heater near my feet is working well… instead of hot flashes I am getting cold flashes during this time in my life! lol

I am also VERY thankful my bestie got me into quilting ๐Ÿ™‚

I will be changing gears on Kaydence’s quilt… more to come on that on Sunday’s post ๐Ÿ˜‰

I am linking this post to Kelly’s Needle and Thread Thursday HERE
and
I will be whooping my thankfulness with Sarah for her Friday Whoop Linky HERE

Until next time…

What is up next :)

After this finish yesterday…

ย This beautiful wall hanging now proudly hangs in our foyer…

ย If you look closely you will see we fashioned some yard sticks into a hanging rod.. it took 3 to make it but it works great and looks fun too!ย  The wall hanging is about 40 x 60″ wide so 1 yardstick was way too short ๐Ÿ™‚

So what is up next???

Hand quilting a Singer Featherweight Banner for my honey!ย  Here it is as a flimsy hanging on the wall…

I decided to “bag” this quilt instead of binding it traditionally as it will only be washed infrequently… it measures 15 1/2 x 25 1/2″ once bagged…

The pic above shows the hanging loops I made and attached during the bagging process… it went quickly and I think the corners came out nice and crisp too!

Before bagging it I marked it and ironed the 100% Hobbs Tuscany wool batting flat to aid in the stitching of it…

Bagging simply refers to layering and sewing a quilt together leaving a small turning spot on a straight area.. in my case I chose the center bottom to leave about a 3″ or 4″ opening… all else got a 1/4″ seam sewn around… I turned it through the hole so all right sides were out and hand stitched the opening closed after ironing in place for a nice unnoticeable closure.

Hope that made sense as I didn’t take pics of this process.. it was my first time to try it for quilted items so I was quite excited! lol

Here it is this morning… now in my hoop ๐Ÿ™‚

And this means more black on black stitching for the center…

I will be back stitching all around the center medallion and quilting the radiating lines going outward from the center medallion ๐Ÿ™‚

Also you can see the chain on the edges of my hoop where I marked lightly with graphite (pencil works just as nice as well) … it is a chain pattern I will big stitch with BLACK Perle 12 cotton thread ๐Ÿ™‚

Linking this quilty post to Linky Tuesday by Connie at Freemotion on the River HERE!

So I am gonna get stitching.. and I hope you have something crafty planned for this week as well!ย  Would love to hear what YOU are up to!

Midweek Musings ;)

As I plod along on this wallhanging… I try to stop and enjoy the texture the quilting is creating… here is a good shot of that in close up view…

Here is a pic of my current location “in the hoop” view…

And once I got that part finished you can see some of the texture in this freshly marked view…

This corner only looks distorted in the photo! lolย  It is actually straight ๐Ÿ™‚

I really love how effortless it is to mark using a stencil with the pounce powder!ย  Loving this project again now! haha ๐Ÿ˜€

HERE is a link to the video on Youtube that shows how to properly use a Pounce Pad.ย  They come in white, pink, and blue chalk powder.ย  You need an applicator for each color chalk then can buy refills if you need to.. I haven’t had to and my white is getting a bit low.. I don’t have the blue yet.

And to make the middle of my week even more exciting…

New fabrics to show off!!!!

12 new fabrics here… Thanks goes to my quilty cyber friend Kathy Porter.. she sent me all this fabric to make room for fabric she liked and would use more of!ย  WHAT!!! Yeah ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Check out her blog HERE & see her tiny hand quilted stitches in a gorgeous log cabin quilt!ย  Anyway, as they say.. one man’s trash is anothers treasure… this is MY TREASURE TROVE here ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Very pleased with this transaction!

Here are some close ups…

ย It is folded (over a yard) and organized on boards (1 yard or less)

For storage in my fabric chest.

This fabric will breed many quilts in years to come… I am blessed to be the recipient of this… my honey agrees too!ย  Honestly he is bowled over by the top quality fabrics!

Next is some fabric I have been collecting for my granddaughter that is due to make her appearance the end of May!ย  Here are the beginnings of Kaydence’s quilt to be….

Here are the fabrics laid out on my ironing board I use for piecing… did you see that finished project??
ย Here is my vintage iron I use for piecing and my new ironing board made from a thick piece of plywood… covered with a towel then covered with decorator grade fabric that is all cotton ๐Ÿ™‚
I got the idea from a Missouri Star Quilt Company vid… and I love this one.. I used a fluffy towel that had found bleach somewhere and discolored it… folded it over the board and sewed the sides.. slipped in the board after trimming and turning the towel (messy process by the way!).ย  Then I measured and sewed the sides of the fabric.. I made french feld seams so no strings will appear over time as I am hard on my ironing board!ย  My old one is faded and flat in comparison!!

What you will see me quilting next…

I am making a banner for my honey from an piece I had embroidered for him with the Singer logo and leftovers from the valance.. plus some other fabric to bring our design to life.
Here is my design process… I started on the notepad … then moved that design to graph paper… but I keep my original “idea” paper because it is where I doodle quilting designs during the piecing process ๐Ÿ™‚
The banner itself will be ready to show off once I have it to a showable state ! lol
So what are you up to during this last week of January… can you believe February is coming soon?!!
Linking this post up with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts HERE!
Hope you have a wonderful and productive rest of your week.. and when you have a minute don’t forget to …