What a busy couple of weeks. Shows and scripts and more scripts! But the Haunted Hayride is all done for the year, bittersweet….I loved the story, and all my new best pals from the cast, but the long hours workin’ outside in the freezin’ cold I will *not* miss.
But I recommend visiting the Fanshawe Pioneer Village and make SURE you stop in at the Printer’s shop, and say hi to Doug….ask him if he’ll be takin’ that midnight train to Georgia….heh heh heh….and you can tell him that Lady Somerset put you up to it….tee hee
But on the Quilting front; I did manage to get quite a bit accomplished.
|It’s hard to see but the blocks have a great purple colour in them.|
The Green & Purple Teenagers’ Quilt: ALMOST DONE! It’s assembled, sandwiched and almost finished with the quilting.
I decided to FMQ stipple the entire thing; over the giant blocks I used a royal purple thread and in the FMQ design hid hearts and peace signs, and the initials of the young lady who will be owning this quilt. I also put my initials in the corner as a ‘signature’. The pic is the quilt top in the first laying out before I neatened it and sandwiched it with the batting and the backing. The backing is one piece, it’s a nice lavender calico print that was supplied by the client which matched the front colours PERFECTLY! I had found the FQ of the main purple and green print at Joann’s years ago, which matched my fav green cotton fabric that I have scads and scads of (thank you, Limeybirds costumes) and so it all came together beautifully!
And let’s see.
|Laying out, the bricks are 6.5 inches high and varying in length|
The bricks are made of different fabrics; some shantung silks, some heavy embroidered linen, and some medium weight brocade and other misc shiny med weight fabrics, the sashing is a shiny green faux crumpled silk and the backing is a 100% cotton calico tan and green stripe that matched perfectly! This is a lap sized quilt about 6×5 finished.
|Gettin’ pin basted, wonky camera angle|
Annnd what else…OH …. I went fabric shopping this week…. spent a little more than intended (all the quilters are laughing and nodding at that cuz we’ve all been there)….but the stash building was TOTALLY worth it cuz I have to make TWO more quilts for Christmas gifts. And check out these ADORABLE kids’ prints I found…
There’s two prints for girls and a to die for dragon-prince pattern for little boys; I can’t WAIT to make something with these guys!
Christmas custom Order #2 King Size – Fabric acquired! Needs the rest.
UFO Rail Fence – still glaring at me, sighing, from the treadmill
Two gifts for Christmas – Brocade Quilt needs to be sandwiched, quilted and bound
Pink Cheater Baby quilt for Etsy – needs to be fixed and re-done in parts