Design wall Monday 2-14-11
Design wall Monday, is actually “gather things for quit guild retreat” Monday. Retreat starts on Thursday, and, of course, I need to take about 5 million more things than I will need.
The Chinese coins quilt is quilted, binding machined on, ready for turning by hand. I figure this will be good for when I’m tired of the sewing machine. The middle picture includes 2 UFOs that are my #10 for Judy L’s challenge. I cut all the pieces out, and expect to bring them home ready to be quilted. The third picture is of a quilt of AM’s – the backing is in the dryer, then I hope to put it on the frame and quilt it tonight or tomorrow. Then I can add the binding, and take it along, too, for handwork.
I feel like Ann Champion’s vintage top day with this next picture. This is another UFO from my Grandmother’s things. She died in 1968; Mother gave them on to me in 1998. This was about 7 rows long, and twice the width that you now see it. Awhile back, I decided that I would never finish it in that state, so I took it apart half way across the width, then have been repairing and sewing the two halves together. As you might be able to tell from the picture, the pieces weren’t all cut out the same size. It now resembles a dress with a waistline and a full skirt! I think I know why this was never finished! DH cut a template for me that I can use to try to fix the worst parts. I really didn’t want to take it all apart. Hopefully I can remove some blocks that are over 1/4” too large, or whatever it takes. Another long term project. I don’t count these as UFOs – there were too many of them – but it has some bearing on why I want to finish up my own UFOs.