Sunday, August 23, 2009

Back to Quilting

It is hard to believe that a week ago we were buzzing down the highway, working our way home. Most of this week has been catching up and napping but finally by Friday I was able to begin to get back in the groove. Friday I spent the morning doing some cleaning up in the studio so I could begin working on a couple of UFOs and some swap blocks. And Friday afternoon we traveled to Montgomery, AL, where I attended a leader’s meeting for Weight Watchers. Yes, I said Leader’s Meeting. I was asked if I would be interested in becoming a leader so I went to a training meeting to see if I was: I still don’t know if I am or not.



Saturday DH was off judging a Jr. Miss pageant so I spent part of the day cleaning the pool and swimming and the rest in the studio. I did spend some time redesigning the layout for these blocks













and then making the additional blocks to complete the picture. After I cut the strips and sewed the first strata, I cut it into 4 blocks and set them together with one of the Thangle blocks to see how they looked.

















This morning I completed sewing all the strata and cutting the blocks and got them up on the design wall.




And I even have four of the seven rows sewn together. Yea, me!










While working on the above, I also was embroidering the centers of the swap blocks I started a couple of weeks ago.















I have gotten 5 done: there are 18 color changes in each square so it is taking quite a while to complete each one. But I did put one block together, again to see how it looks.


So, no completions this week but two well on their way and, if I get off this computer, I hope to have Alabama Escargot bound and done soon.

10 comments:

  1. Very nice work you have going there. I am back to sewing tomorrow after having my machine packed away for the 10 days the grandkids were here. Of course, I think I'll get in some naps, too...in spite of the house construction noise that will begin tomorrow to repair the damage done to our house by the falling tree. *sigh*

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  2. That is a unique setting for the green/purple blocks. You are really buzzing along on that one.

    The embroidery design is pretty. 18 color changes does take a long time. People without embroidery machines think we speed through the embroidery in 10 minutes.

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  3. Love your quilt and great embroidery, too!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  4. i love the blues and greens, so pretty

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  5. Those rail fence blocks really lift the whole thing, it looks lovely.
    Cute pumpkins too!

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  6. Love the setting for your Thangles blocks.

    Love and hugs Gina xxx

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  7. Very nice - both projects look great. You're inspiring me to get to my UFO's :o)
    Judie

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  8. Love the embroidery and the quilt. We are almost neighbors, I am over in Louisiana. Your trip to Maryland must have been wonderful. You spoke of your disappointment with the quilt shop, I went to Fons and Porters in Winterset, Iowa last year. I was expecting so much more. I will post the embroidery I am working on, drop over and see.

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  9. thanks for visiting my blog....I really enjoyed yours!

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