Sunday, November 1, 2015

Standard Time Again

Friday at the Golden Gese quilt shop at 22 Liberty Street, Concord, New Hampshire, the gang gathered to have some stitching fun.

Maureen, seen below, was machine binding one of her ten, yes, you heard that right, ten Christmas table runners. Good job Maureen!

Beverly and Eleanor were working out the details of a prepackaged sack of Christmas cheer and were puzzled by the cutting directions.

Remember when I'd had the Scrappy Jacob's Ladder #3 edition spread out on the guest room floor at home?

Well, there was quite a bit more fiddling with the four-patch pieced borders to make them come out right. At last I got them all sewn on and then pressed. Whew! And they look so simple, too.

The sides needed to be shortened by half a block and the top and bottom needed to be lengthened by half a block and then the whole thing measured 84" square, yeay!!!

We celebrated a quite quiet Halloween Saturday with our porch lights on and candy ready, but we had not one single trick or treater. Our house is half a mile out of the village and there are no sidewalks so many children are not allowed to walk here. I guess we must eat the candy ourselves, LOL!

Sunday dawned early today with the changeover to Standard Time. Soon after a hearty breakfast of bacon, eggs, and toast, I was off to ask Ellen Peters to help me load the quilt.

You can see that once again, I have chosen to place HST's on the corners of those 4-patch borders to turn the corner nicely.

I was a little concerned about the fact that the big machine had an afternoon booking once I was done quilting in the morning. It made sense to me to do my favorite fist sized spirals.

Ellen and I were both surprised when I had the whole quilt done in an hour and a half! For me, that's a record!

The backing that I'd chosen was a medium green leafy scroll patterned cotton flannel that you can see below. I did use Warm & White from the roll I bought earlier this year, so it is a heavy quilt.

That 108" wide backing is sold by Thousands Of Bolts and I've had very good luck ordering from them online. Link.

The quilt did get trimmed and remeasured on my blacktop driveway but I forgot to take a picture of it all trimmed, so here it is as it came off the big machine.

Thanks, Ellen, for all your help to get my quilts quilted!

Ellen also shared a top in all batiks that she'd just completed piecing. That looks fabulous!

Lastly, here is a shot of the shop samples of small quilts being offered at The Golden Gese classes this Fall. They are so pretty and tempting!

I'm joining these linky parties, come on over and see the fun there!
Oh Scrap!
Happy quilting!


gayle said...

Your Jacob's Ladders always make me smile. You make that pattern look sooooo tempting. Maybe I can figure out a way to do it as an RSC?

Janet O. said...

Always so fun to follow your quilting adventures with friends.
Practice makes perfect--you are gaining speed in your quilting skills! Another great Scrappy Jacob's Ladder!
Ellen's batik quilt is very pretty. A clever pattern.
Those little quilts looks like a Kim Deihl club. Very cute!

Kate said...

Your scrappy Jacob's Ladder turned out beautifully!

Ruth said...

That is a beautiful scrappy quilt! Congrats on a lovely finish.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Congratulations on getting your quilt closer to a finish. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Ivani said...

WoW you have it quilted in one hour and a half. Oh my gosh this is possible only with a longharm, it is my dream (maybe one day). Love the triangle on the border corner. Your quilt turned out gorgeous. Congratulations!!!!

straythreads said...

Love your Jacobs Ladder!!! love the scrappiness of it I even recognized a few fabrics that I have
have a great weekend

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