Either I had a lot of energy, or was still very inspired by the quilt-show, or both. Whatever the cause, I spent several hours in the past 2 days just sewing (and crocheting, but that's another story) and making a lot of headway on several projects:
In no particular order,
1. sewn together the circular "quilt", which now needs a center, and a idea of what to do with it. Do I sew it into a quilt top? Just quilt and bind it to use as a small tablecloth? Hmm.
2. Sewn and quilted and written a pattern! for this little baby quilt using some fussy cut forest animals. I like how it turned out!
just the top
It is so amazing how it looks so different when it is quilted and washed from when it is just a top
quilted and washed
3. I now have a stack of Six! quilts that have the bindings sewn on, just waiting to be hand-stitched.
4. I decided to play with my "Skill-builder" panel. I have had this for some time, and it is a fabric that has been printed with a number of designs to practice machine-quilting. There are border ideas, and 8 blocks as well. There are lines to follow for the quilting, with little numbers to show you where to get started and what direction to go.
I found that it is quite interesting to do. I'm not able to hit the lines, exactly, but I think the idea is to get the feeling for the flow of the design, so that you are able to do it free-motion later. I think it will be a useful sampler to refer to when I'm a bit stuck for an idea.
And finally, I finished the binding on a quilt that was started many years ago! This Double Irish Chain uses just white and a green print. The thing that makes it special is that it was hand-quilted by a dear lady who lives in Saskatoon. She did a beautiful job on the quilting. It is quite puffy now, since I washed it, and dried it in the dryer, and has a polyester batt in it. I like the way the quilting shows up so nicely. The back of the quilt is a solid white fabric.
That's my show and tell for this morning! Hope you are enjoying your weekend!