Monday, September 20, 2021

Quilting - but not what you think!

Friday after work I like to work on this cross stitch piece. It will be a pincushion: a bit big but whatever. I made some good progress while I watched John Wick and part of John Wick 2. Here is where I was and where I am.  I just noticed I missed stitching the little flower on the side of the right triangle.  Oops!  I will have to fix that!
Saturday I cut out the fabric and interfacing I needed to make the needlebooks for my sister. I also got the rest of the project bags done while I watched the Notre Dame game.
Here are the project bags I sent to one of my blog readers, Cherie, for sending me flannel. I love that she has already put them to use!
Next I worked on the amp cover for my nephew. This is where the quilting happened. I used the fabric that Cherie sent me to back the car cover fabric and used the grid to quilt the pieces so I didn't have to mark any quilting lines. Here is the front and back panel that got quilted while the last hour of John Wick 2 and John Wick 3 were on TV.
Fits pretty good. I may adjust the handle opening. It could be a 1/2" wider. I was asked to add the pocket so he could put a cord, some picks, and maybe a tuner in it. I finished this on Sunday morning.
I just found out last week that the car cover fabric I use to make equipment covers has been discontinued! Yikes! I quickly went on to ebay and found a twenty yard roll for sale! What luck! I put in an offer and they accepted it. The roll showed up at my door on Saturday.
Here is the roll I had. I have no idea how many yards are on it, but I am happy with the amount of yardage I now have on hand. I kept my search on ebay in case any more gets posted. I found a place on the west coast that has some, but they want twenty dollars a yard! Last time I bought it from my supplier it was around eight dollars a yard. People were buying this for making PPE which I can't imagine wearing a suit or mask made out of this stuff.
My next project on Sunday was to work on another nephew's keyboard bag. Here is his special keyboard.
I totally redesigned from what my nephew had in mind. Here is the front and back quilted - see more quilting! LOL!!! Worked on the bag when watching the Browns play Houston.
It took me about 6 hours to make this bag. I had the strap and it's hardware leftover from something and I had saved the parachute clip from something. I never throw away straps or hardware. I never know when I might need them! This bag was not easy to construct and I never want to do another one. I sure hope it works for him. I wanted to get this done since my sister will be in town Wednesday and I can just hand it off to her and not have to mail it.  It turned out 8" side by 16 1/2" long. 
I had only seen part of the first John Wick movie. I just decided since 1, 2, and 3 were on this weekend I would watch them. There is a lot of shooting! I mean a lot! More shooting and fight scenes than I have ever seen in a movie.  All the shooting got a little old after awhile, but I stuck with it. Wick gets shot - more than once, stabbed more than once, beat up many times and like the energizer bunny he just keeps going. I was a bit lost and had questions about where the plot was going, but by the end of third movie things were a bit clearer. The end of 3 left the plot open and I thought there has got to be a number 4; I want to see what happens next! After a search I found Keanu Reeves is shooting number four right now and it will be out May next year. Oh that is a long time to wait to find out what happens next.


Cherie in St Louis said...

And I love seeing that black and white check being used :) Win, win!! Thank you again....the project bag is the perfect size.

Pauline Michaud said...

Congratulations on another productive weekend. You did a great job on that cover and keyboard case - as you always do. They always look great once you're done.

Vicki W said...

That is the fanciest keyboard case I've ever seen! Well done!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Will you still remember what happened in #3 when #4 comes out or will you need to watch it again? I hate it when they leave me hanging....

Kaja said...

You really did cover some ground! I love the amp and keyboard covers: there's not much that is more pleasing than having exactly the right bag for something. I don't know how you manage to quilt and watch something at the same time. If I did that I'd machine through my fingers!

Ann said...

Your nephew has the best aunt. So many projects. Good for you.