This past week was a really good week. I’ll start with the last part when I got another Funky Chicken (#10) ready for applique.
Isn’t he cool?
This is going to be such a fun quilt. With only two more blocks to come it is about time to start thinking about a setting for them. I want it to be unique so I will need to give it some thought.
I also got Teapot #3 drawn and the fabric chosen but that’s as far as I got when DH invited me out for lunch and some antiquing. How could I resist?
I got the backing done for the first of the Christmas quilts. I sewed these strips together while I was embroidering the back of a shirt (see below) so I had two machines going and loved the sound of being productive.
The black fabric has been in my Christmas stash for a couple of years but never has suggested what it wanted to be so I used all I had as the center of this piece. The outside “borders” are what is left from the front. I’m not doing stash busting but if I were this would really be a coup.
This backing made it to the quilt frame but that’s as far as I got.
This was what I was working on while I was sewing the backing. Isn’t it great? I was so pleased with it while it was sewing out.
This happened. Can’t see what I mean?
Take a closer look. It seems the shirt “jumped” onto the embroidery bed and got itself stitched into the embroidery foot. Stuck good and proper. I finally got it off the bed and finished the embroidery but there is still a big lump of fabric sewn together that I will need to do something about, later.
I did stitch out two owl t-shirts, see the last post, and I really like these designs.
Friday I went to a machine embroidery workshop where Mary Alice Smith was teaching some great software. Can you see her face there in the center?
I was sitting way in the back but could see what was going on because of the monitors which were connected to her computer. Ain’t technology grand?
Well, I had decided that I could use my time well by working on the hand applique for The Dragon. I didn’t get a lot done but that was a whole lot more than I had done in the last couple of months so I felt pretty good about it. Once I had it out again I realized how much I really want to get this quilt done so it will be on the top of my “to do” list soon.
Lastly, I finally got the label sewn onto the quilt I am sending to Gene Black for a children’s charity he is donating to. This is a Jelly Roll Race quilt I made last Spring but hadn’t decided to whom it would go. I love the cheerfulness of it and hope it brightens the heart of the girl who receives it.
Oh, one last thing. Last week I finished the 22 lessons in EQ7. It was a lot of work but I learned a lot. Mostly, I learned that the program does a lot more than I knew and that there is still a bunch I still need to learn. Maybe I will begin this next stage in my learning while I design my new chicken quilt?