Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sunshine Doings

We had two young visitors to our Sunshine Club yesterday, Kayla (pronounced, k EYE lah), and Arturo who are back from camp but not yet back to school.

Sue was working right along chain sewing her sub-cut units into four-patches.

It was too hot for me to want to bring in my Featherweight, Scottie. I was content to finish one bat wing block for The Farmer's Wife by Laurie Aaron Hird.

Later that day, I took the Lost & Found quilt out to the clothesline to get pictures of it now that I've finished hand hemming it.

It is a period piece from the 1980's in a matchy-uppy Log Cabin. I wanted to honor the departed piecer, Frances Irene Harris, by completing her UFO.

Her now-elderly son found it in a box of fabrics in her attic and brought it to me as a donation. I chose a backing, batting, and binding that I thought were in keeping with the spirit of the work.

I hope that someday, someone will finish my UFO's, too!

I was able to practice quilting some free-style feathers in the borders with just spirals in the center.

The overall effect is soft and restful, and I'm pleased with it. Matthew desperately needs a new futon quilt and this may just be perfect!

Happy quilting!

1 comment:

Janet O. said...

Good for you, finishing up that quilt. It does have that 80s look, doesn't it? But who cares, if it can keep you warm!

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