Thursday, July 20, 2017

Slow week

I feel like I have nothing to share this week. I did finish the circles and X's from last week, have almost finished quilting the green silk piece and have five others ready to quilt, but no pictures of any of it.

Weekly Stitching
Signs of Life:The five universal shapes

2017 Daily Stitching#2  days 38-44

Lots more french knots.

As usual I'll be linking up to "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching"

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Stitching circles and X's

This week I've been finishing up the quilting on this top.

I machine stitched circles around each colored circle and also at the intersection of each block. Now I'm hand stitching a circle inside each colored circle and X's on the connecting lines.

Only 3 more circles to go, then the facing, sleeve, label and I'll be done. 

I also made one more top from leftover scraps, these were gelli printed circles that had been cut into quarters and reassembled. This is the original that the leftovers were from.

Circles and Curves

 I've added some red borders and a circle print to make it bigger.

I now have six tops ready to quilt, I guess that's what I should do next. I have backings for each one, bindings ready to go and plenty of batting, the motivation is the only thing missing.

Weekly Stitching
Signs of Life: the five universal shapes week #28

2017 Daily Stitching #2 days 31-37

More background done and a couple of new shapes.

I'll be linking up to "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching"

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Sewing together scraps

It has been hot here, hovering around 100 degrees (F) and projected to go over that today. I've been staying cool in my air conditioned sewing studio until almost 5pm then head out to the local pool to take an hour of water aerobics. The water feels so good.

One of my favorite things to do is to sew scraps together, I refer to it as mindless sewing and it's a great way to spend these hot days and to get rid of some of my stash. The scraps end up as quilt tops, I switch gears and do some simple quilting and then donate them. Some go to a children's cancer treatment center and others go to a local relief nursery or Project Linus. So my design wall has been busy this week. Here is how it looked at the start of the week.
The green one came down and up went a very colorful one.
Here's some closeup shots.

Then the cyanotype prints on the left came down and up went another in red, white and blue.
A few more blue strips were added to it and now it looks like this.
I have another pile of scraps in green and beige, but I think I'll make backings and quilt these first.

Weekly Stitching
Signs of Life: the five universal shapes.
Week #27

2017 Daily Stitching #2 days 24-30
   More french knots

I'll be linking up to "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching"