I know I have really been neglecting my little blog, as of late. I have been skipping out on the weekly stash reporting, as well. I was going to have quilting content this weekend, and then I came down with a migraine , that just would not stop, on Friday. I felt badly all through the weekend, and am still suffering some after effects. I did manage to make y’all a short little video of me quilting one of the feathers, from the Georgian feather stencil I am using on my 9P & stripe quilt, which is a big stash project. I love to watch other people’s quilting videos and see how their quilting might differ from mine, or what similarities we have, or just learn from a different approach. So, I hope you enjoy my little video. And remember, it’s just the way I happen to be quilting this particular stencil. It is certainly not the only way. And cut me a little slack, as I really wasn’t feeling very well when I was filming it.
Quilting Georgian Feather Stencil:
Since the last time I did do a stash report, I have not had any new fabric in, and no new fabric out. I did, however, manage to finish that row of feathers, and that completed all the quilting on my kingsize 9P & stripe! Yay! I do still have to bury some thread tails. I got tired of that before it was done, and went back to back-tacking…lol. I will get some pics of it all finished up on here before too much longer, and will answer all the questions of what stencils, how I marked, what rulers, etc. After I’m feeling better.
Hi y’all! I’m back from our trip. Golf was not kind to my son last week. But he kept an amazing attitude the whole time. I am so proud of that kid. He never lost his cool, and put every hole behind him and tried his best on the next one.
I also wanted to say I am loving using Google Reader to keep up with my blog reading. I caught up with so many posts yesterday, and it was so easy. I got my whole blogroll moved over to it, and will be adding some new ones to it, as it makes it soooo much easier to keep up with all y’all.
I looked for a cool quilt shop to visit while in Abilene, but wasn’t able to find one. So, as far as my stash report, it remains unchanged. None in, none out. However, this weekend I have gotten to get back to quilting on my 9P & stripe, and it is a stash project. A big one. I have another set of borders finished, two to go. And, I’m afraid the final two will be problematic, because I did not follow the rules. I did not have enough fabric to leave myself enough extra backing on the edges. Since it’s my own quilt, I’m going to try to forge ahead, but I may end up having to try to add some strips, which will not be easy at this point. Someone slap me. I know better, really. Yesterday, I quilted the swags and beadboard, and today I did the Georgian feather strip. I love feathers. I love quilting feathers. A few progress pics for you, even though they aren’t much different than what I’ve posted from this one before. But, I’ve been seriously lacking blog content lately, and I guess same old, same old is better than none at all.
More 9P & stripe…26.5 hours into it…y’all are going to get tired of seeing this one.
I’m not sure I am making all the right design choices…but, this is a learning project for me. A project to expand my skills and challenge myself, so I’m ok with that. For example, I’m not sure the large size setting triangle feather is working that well, but even so, I’ll probably just go forward with it. I’m having fun!
That scroll-y design is a Karen McTavish stencil. The setting blocks are stencils, as well, but I forgot to see who from. I’ll get that later, for anyone interested. I’m at work now, but remembered that I forgot to mention that.
First, I cannot let Memorial Day go by without stating my thanks and appreciation for all the brave men and women that have served, or do serve in the armed forces, to afford the rest of us the wonderful freedom that we enjoy. So many sacrifices they have made, many the ultimate sacrifice. And thank you to their families. Though saying thank you doesn’t seem enough.
With the crosshatching behind me, I got to start quilting feathers today. I love feathers. Love quilting them, love the way they look. I did not want to crosshatch the striped border, even though that would have matched the stripes in the interior. Instead, I chose this pretty stencil by Barbara Chainey. I’m liking it.
First, is the chalking.
Then the stitching begins.
Three hours later, one border done. (it didn’t feel like it took that long)
Much more fun that crosshatching. So, I guess I have about 9 hours left to finish the other three of these borders. This one is going to be on the machine for awhile yet. I have a plan for that little inner border that matches the setting triangles. I have a plan for the setting triangles. I have not yet decided on the very outside border…maybe swags. Maybe not. Maybe more feathers.
I took time out this morning to relocate this litte guy from the back patio, to the front flower bed, so he would be safe from Tuffy and Libby. I took the top off of Tuffy’s feeder to catch him with. The lizard was not happy about it…if he only knew, it really was for his own good. Tuffy would have caught him and eaten him, eventually. Libby would have just killed him. I like lizards.
Now he lives here. Plenty of cover and should find lots of bugs to eat.