Monday, January 2, 2017

Design Wall Monday - 1/2/17

Check out all of us who link up with Judy L. -
At Patchwork Times on Mondays.
We have some awesome stuff on our walls!
Well, THEY do - ME - not so much sometimes - ;))

On my wall today -

Some HST units -
And some Hourglass Blocks made using QST units -
And some Flying Geese made using both HST units & QST units -
A new project for the New Year - ;))

Before the end of the year -

I got the backing made for the Christmas Table Mat - and did the stitch-in-the-ditch part - it still needs FMQ and binding -

I got the backing made for the matching Christmas Table Topper -

And I got it fuse/basted and stabilized last night -
It still needs to be quilted -

And I was able to quilt and bind ONE more for 2016 -

My Watercolor Heart -

Now it's DONE - and it matches the Watercolor Wreath on the wall in my fabric room - the one I used for the photo at the top of my right sidebar. The lighting isn't as good in the photo below - so the colors look faded - but the fabrics are the same in both quilts -

It had been sitting in the pile waiting to be quilted since I made its twin in 1996 -

Yeah - I know - that's 20 years! - I think I told you guys that I have some REALLY OLD UFOs/Projects/Squirrels - so don't feel bad if you have some that have been sitting around for two/three/four years - several of mine are much older than that -

It was partially hand-quilted but since my hand-quilting/sewing days are long gone - I had to finish it by machine. I used my walking foot to do some straight stitching down the middle of the squares - redrew the stencil markings in the corners - then tried to FMQ along the lines. I made some booboos - but they don't show that much - and since the blue marking pencil lines all washed out - you can't really tell where I missed the line - and I'm fine with that.

I think that makes 16 finishes for 2016 - so that's not too bad -

The rest of the pile of "practice pieces" will have to wait until I get to it -

Because for the next couple of months - I will be spending most of my time on a very special project -

And I'll tell you all about that tomorrow - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -


Sandra Henderson said...

Love the Christmas quilt . I've always wanted to make a watercolor quilt! So beautiful!

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Thanks, Sandra - I haven't made a watercolor quilt in a while - this one has been sitting there for years - but I highly recommend them. They are REALLY fun to play with - the only problem is that if you move one patch - you wind up moving a dozen more to go long with the one you moved in the first place - ;))


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