Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sunday Quilting

Sunday I had a marvelous day quilting at the Ellen Peters' studio in Laconia, New Hampshire. This is a small quilt for me, as it is only about 64" by 74" but I do love it! Here is Ellen, helping me to find just the right thread color for the quilt. We chose a pretty golden beige.

Here I am, ready to start quilting!

The quilting was all freehand and I just got into a medium sized spiral pattern and went to town with it. I  hope that you can see some of it here.

There was enough of the two yard hunk of the red border fabric to be able to bind it with the same fabric. I got the binding all prepared and stitched onto the quilt and now I'm in the process of hand hemming it.

Here's a look at some of the 16 patches that make up the body of the quilt.

Love those Civil War reproductions! These were 2½" squares that I sewed into four patches and then joined them into 16-patches. I made 30 of them and then sewed 6 rows of 5 blocks.

The Tuesday before, I brought in a huge bag of scraps that I had scored from Freecycle's local chapter. an elderly quilter was downsizing and offered the whole bag for free if you would come and pick it up. The Sunshine Club had a field day divvying it all up between us, LOL!

Today, my Farmer's Wife group met and our hostess, Camille served delicious blueberry scones from Panera. Yummmy! Here's what was going on there. These are Dawn's beautiful Lucy Boston blocks.

Sue was doing an applique block of the month and it's looking terrific!

Camille was doing an authentic Herbert Hoover presidential election historical stitchery project with very fine embroidery stitches. whoohoo!

My dog, Miss Emma Lynne, and the two kitties, like to amuse themselves by nibbling the tender young shoots of the new grass.

 Happy stitching!


swooze said...

Good to see you posting. Your quilt is beautiful. I love seeing the pictures of your pets.

Janet O. said...

Love seeing your post. Always a delight to follow your quilting adventures.
Looks like fun digging through the bag of scraps for treasures.
I wish I could get back to Camille's shop. She is a sweetheart!

julieQ said...

Your quilting is just perfect, and the thread color is just right. I love scraps, and I bet it was fun to go through that bag!!

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Looks like loads of fun! Free fabric is always nice and sharing it with friends makes it extra special. Love the quilting you are doing. Happy Spring!

Nann said...

Nice to see you quilting again!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

So glad to see you posting--you are missed! The Lucy Boston blocks are beautiful--colors are working well

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