Little bits

Little bits of progress.  I don’t have much to show for the past weeks workings.  I finished the Blackbird quilt (One in Every Crow(d)) and it is now hanging over my stairwell.  I received my Sailrite machine and set it up, its heavy and pretty simple to operate.  Couldn’t sew with it though as I was waiting on a delivery of proper upholstery thread and a few different sizes of needles for it.  Maybe this week I’ll get started on the chair cover.

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I have been steadily making four patches and squares for the French General quilt.  I’m awaiting delivery on a few more FQs to finish those.  It needed a bit more variety, isn’t that always the way?  You start out trying to use up what you have for a stash quilt, but then there isn’t enough contrast or yardage.  With this quilt I tried to buy just enough to finish it.  I have a bunch of left over fabric from my El Camino quilt, because of the same issue with not enough variety, or yardage.  I over-bought with that quilt, whole yards where a FQ would do.  I still like the fabrics, and I am trying to come up with a design to use them in.

This week I also worked on my Fancy Forest BOM.  I am almost done with the eight Hazel Hedgehog blocks.  I also made a large Hazel (24 ” x 30″) for a friend.  She has a small dog that likes to play with stuffed hedgehog toys.  I thought it would be a cute quilt-let for him to sleep on.  I’d like to get the blocks done for my Gravity BOM too, maybe later today.

I finished the quilting on Postcards from Sweden, I used the lipstick pink version of Tula Pinks “Freefall” on the back, its a very bright and cheery quilt.  It needs a binding, I’m thinking gray or brown as I feel it needs to be framed some how.

Thanks for reading!

Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday today.

 

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