Friday, September 30, 2022
Oh it has been a long week, but it is now Friday! I am now 73% done with quilting the vintage 4-patch. The more I get done, the more I am liking this quilt. It was so out of sorts that I was wondering why I was even bothering finishing this, but now that the excess fabric is getting worked in, the overall looking has improved significantly. My goal is to get this finished this weekend so I will be posting my first finish for October on Monday!
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Last night's quilting session equaled to now having 64% done with the quilting.
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
I only had enough time and energy to run thru 3 bobbins last night, but the vintage 4-patch quilt is now 49% quilted. I marked up the area that is quilted.
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Yes, I am already thinking about my next project even though the 4-patch quilt is not done yet. I didn't get any quilting done last night because I had a hair appointment after work. By the time I got home it was almost 7 p.m. I have been watching Wanda add blocks to a log cabin quilt and I think it is about time I got my log cabin quilt quilted. I remember thread basting this quilt when I was pregnant the summer of 1978. Yes, this quilt top is 44 years old. This was the second large quilt I had pieced. I started hand quilting it, but did not work on it very often. It went thru a move, some remodeling, and it ended up very dusty and dirty. I decided to take out the hand quilting - about 6 blocks - wash the backing and the top, and then it just sat. I am kind of glad it worked out this way since now it will have 80/20 batting instead of poly. It is a big quilt; I made it to fit my bed at the time, but I don't remember the measurements. I will measure it when I go to pin baste it. The backing has a stain on it, from what I don't know, but I am going to use the backing fabric anyway. It is part of the story!
Monday, September 26, 2022
I am late posting; I have had a busy day! I finished up the mowing of my back yard and the neighbor's yard Friday evening. Saturday and Sunday I worked on the vintage 4-patch quilt. It turned out 68 3/4" x 78 1/2". I am now 42% done with the quilting.
Friday, September 23, 2022
I will start off with the progress on the 4-patch quilt top. Here is how I sewed the bottom row of blocks back on to the top. I first had to fix the block that curved up. Here is the before and after. Much better!
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
First thing I got into was wrapping the vest while I waited for the service man. I looked around the house for a box and found a black box that I stored my rubber stamps in. I needed to recover the lid with some black wrapping paper to cover up a logo that was on it. I had stopped to get a package of tissue paper for the inside. I had the dotted wrapping paper then looked for some ribbon. I dug around the box I keep sewing supplies and odds and ends. I found a piece of ribbon that was originally for putting on a hem. It worked just fine to finish off the package.