30 September 2018

A Counted Cross Stitch Wall-hanging

My sister-in-law asked me if I could make some counted cross-stitch blocks into a wall hanging for her. After measuring them to find the largest one, I backed them with fusible interfacing (like what you use in a t shirt quilt), drew a square around each one to the measurements of the largest one and then I carefully cut and serged the blocks. A 2.5" sashing and border was added and then the fun of the quilting began. I used Warm and Natural batting and with the backing and the (old, linty) aida cloth the lint accumulation in my machine was horrendous! After I was done, my HQSS machine had a spa day at my local retailer.

My SIL asked why I didn't enter it into the local county fair. I said that she did the work, I quilted it so it is technically her's. I told her to enter it into her county fair. She did and it won a blue ribbone. How 'bout that!

31 July 2018

July 2018

One would think that it is too hot to knit or quilt, but I have a finished object in both categories.

My grandson is three months old and I finally got his quilt finished. I had a bit of fun with this quilt. The pattern had the bubbles as applique, but I have always wanted to try piecing circles so I did! It is easy peasy lemony squeezy. I also played a bit with the quilting. I quilted bubbles in the bubbles, sand at the bottom of the quilt hides a starfish and a snail. There is also a bit of kelp.

 My best friend knitted the little boy Knubbelchen but couldn't finish the girl because of a pinched nerve. Since these were for my grandson, I finished the knitting. Aren't they adorable? This is a Ravelry patter, BTW.

04 June 2018

Blogger and Email

Hi all! I'm not ignoring you on purpose. It seems that Blogger isn't forwarding comments to email. :(
Let's hope they fix it soon.

31 May 2018

May 2018

Well, I have a major accomplishment! This quilt is FINALLY done! As in bound and labeled. I started this quilt way back in 2012, January I believe. It has taken me seven years for completion. I'm happy with it and glad it is finished.
I modified the pattern just a bit by removing the angel wreath and adding the candle. All the applique is invisible machine applique and I quilted it myself. I love how this has turned out!

30 April 2018

April 2018 part deux

I also made some quick quilts this past month. This is one of my favorite patterns. It has been generously shared by mary Johnson at MaryQuilts.com. It is called Strippie Quilt.

April 2018

It's been a busy month here at Chez Quilter. There's a new grandbaby! So of course I am making quilts and knitting blankets and sewing onsies! Babies are so fun to make things for.

This whole month has also been spent knitting this donation blanket. It's an Ombre blanket that goes from orange to black and then back to orange. It looks a bit like tiger stripes, doesn't it? It's an odd size: 36" x 70". Maybe it will fit a cot?

30 March 2018

March 2018

I spent the whole month working on this afghan. It is another for Project Linus, but for a teenager. I figured teens needed blankies too.

There was a basting marathon this last week. I basted 4 quilts for Project Linus and a wall hanging for my sister-in-law. Also, and this is a biggie, I basted a quilt for my bed. A large 108x108" one. I feel good about the progress this month. Maybe next month I can show completed quilts.

Spring has finally arrived around here: the hyacinths in the front yard have poked their heads above ground.