I used 1/4 yard up making labels this week, and 1/4 yard making guild name tags for myself and my friend. So my official “out” for this week is only 1/2 yard. However, I am plugging away on stash quilts I have going, and soon should have some big numbers to post.
- Incoming Yardage to date: 0 yds.
- Outgoing Yardage to date: 17.75 yds.
- Total Stash Busted to date: 17.75 yds.
I have border and backing fabric for the 2nd of my 9P & stripe tops, in the dryer as I type. I pulled this yummy Robyn Pandolph flannel from my stash, for the backing. My current plan is that this will be the next quilt of my own to land on the longarm.
I’ve been sewing on my Boston Commons top, during my lunch hours, and have all the end triangles sewn to the 72 strips. I have started sewing them into the big rows. I am surprised at how quickly this is actually going together. Please ignore that I haven’t pressed the seams yet. That is why it looks wonky. It isn’t really.
I also got the memorial t-shirt quilt quilted. Here is a snippet of the freehand quilting on the back. I will post a pic of the whole quilt after I get it completely finished.
I have to say that t-shirt quilting is not my most favorite. I feel like my machine is moving through sludge when I hit the shirt areas, and I had some thread breaking issues. That said, the quilt came out nice, and I know the family will love it.
My friend Betty and I needed name tags to wear to our guild meetings. I loaded a small “quilt sandwich” on my longarm, quilted it up, and then used my embroidery machine to finish our tags. They came out cute. I finished mine out by just stitching a satin stitch edge around, in the lighter green thread, after I took this pic.
Such a small project, but it still took me almost three hours to do these. I enjoyed it, though. And while I had my embroidery machine out, I made labels for two quilts that I made for my Mom, but gave them to her before I had the labels on. She reminded me recently that I still hadn’t brought the labels to stitch on. So next time we go to visit, I have some labeling to do!
One of her labels took 99 minutes to stitch out. The other was almost an hour. Embroidery is fun, but it’s not fast. I love that I can work on other things at the same time, though. Good job to my hubby for getting me the stand alone machine, rather than the embroidery upgrade for my Aurora.
Tomorrow starts another week at the day job. I hope y’all have a great week!