Thursday, July 28, 2022
No real progress on the B&W quilt last night. I did take a walk around the yard and found another zucchini that I had missed. I put a rock under the plant to get the zucchini off the ground and so it got more sunshine since it is yellow on the backside.
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
I had about 20 minutes to quilt on the B&W quilt last evening. Here is how the quilting looks on the back.
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
For my next project I am going back to the black and white quilt. I had started quilting it earlier this year, but it had to be set aside when other more urgent projects popped up.
Monday, July 25, 2022
I didn't make the top, but I am still counting it as a finish for 2022. Yes, the bowtie quilt is done. I bound it with some vintage fabric I had in my stash. One side is 3 inches longer than the other, but that just adds to the charm of this hand pieced quilt. I handed it over to the owner this morning, a woman I work with, and she was thrilled with it. She thinks her great grandmother might have pieced it, but she is not sure. I threw it in the washer and it came out great. The finished size was 74" wide, one side 79" and the other 82". I used off white fabric for the back. The difference in the length from side to side would have been even worse if I hadn't taken off four rows. Those four rows were so skewed that there was no way I could have quilt them.
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
I am now 60% done with the quilting. I had a bit more time to quilt since I had to take a half day of vacation yesterday to meet the A/C service guy.
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
I will start out with the quilt progress. When I had time over the last four days I worked on the bowtie quilt. I am having to work in some of the fullness in places, but overall it has been easy to quilt. I am about 40 to 45 percent done with the quilting.
Thursday, July 14, 2022
I finished the performance amp cover. That thing had a lot of details which meant time.
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Sewing emergencies exhaust me. When I got home after work I took care of my traps then headed to the studio to work on the amp cover. I spent some time thinking and then just went for it. I decided to make a zippered pocket to insert the five layers of moving blanket in. That way I could construct the rest of the cover without having to deal with the weight of the moving blankets. This is the piece that will fit the front and sides with the moving blankets resting on the front of the amp.
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
I had planned on quilting that vintage bowtie quilt next, but plans changed last night. My nephew called and brought over an amp he needs a padded cover made for it to get the right sound. He doesn't like the sound coming from his other amps; the sound is too sharp and loud. He had this bigger amp with a closed back and with a padded cover he thinks the sound will be so much better. He can't put covers on the smaller amps because the backs are open to let the heat out generated by the tubes inside. So this will be my project for the next couple of nights so he can use this amp for the shows we have for this weekend.
Monday, July 11, 2022
What a weekend! Let's start with my latest finish. This is for the son of a woman I work with for his high school graduation. It finished 69 1/2" x 95 1/4". The party is July 30 so I beat the deadline!