Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Studio Time Found

quilt show fabric
But first I must share the fabric I bought at the quilt show in Atlanta last weekend.  These are half yard pieces of batik that may be used for owl blocks.

binder basket
And my coolest purchase was this basket.  The maker put that stick in the handle and I immediately saw that it would make a great binding basket.  The lady that makes them is not a quilter and really liked my idea.  Since I already had the binding ready for the quilt on the frame I was very excited to see that my idea will work. 

barns done
Then I got busy and finished the blocks for the backing of my Funky Chicken top.

chicken backing fabric Next, while shopping for something else, I found this fabric, on sale, that I believe will be perfect for the rest of the backing.  I am hoping I will be able to get this put together next week, I just have to plan it out.

almost finishedThen I returned to the HQ to see if I could get this quilt finished.  

solving tension problems

When I last left the frame it was breaking thread both from the cone and from the bobbin.  I spent quite a while playing with both tensions until I finally got them to work together.

still beautiful
So I was back to quilting and now only have 1 1/2 rows to go.  I find that if I quilt only one row and then go on to other things I get several things done, just not as fast.  And, I don’t get bored.

newest owl
So I put together this month’s owl.  Right now he is on wax paper but later this week he will be on the background fabric.  I still need to start stitching these owls down before I get too far behind on them.

teapot pieces drawn
I also drew and cut the fusible for the latest teapot BOM.  Right now I am auditioning fabrics so I have nothing more to show here.

Eric's pillow
The last thing I worked on so far this week is this pillow for DH.  He picked out this fabric and said he wanted a pillow so a pillow he is getting.  He doesn’t read my blog so it is easy to talk about it here. 

I did finish one other project but can’t show it yet.  I had a great idea for Mother’s Day this year that involved printing.  Well, my printer decided to not print red and it has taken me all this time to get it to do what I wanted.  Yesterday I finally got it to work and today I completed my project.  Mother does read my blog so I can’t say what I was making but it will be in the mail tomorrow and should be with her on her birthday, Monday.

Well, that has been my week so far.  I’ll probably nap for the rest of the week.  Angel


Glenda said...

WOW you have been busy, great idea the basket, I have one I could stick a stick in and use it that way. It is Such a dear wee Owl. Your quilting looks lovely. Cheers glenda

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you were able to work out your thread issues, that can be so is a lovely quilt!

Paula, the quilter said...

What a great idea for holding your binding! I just saw another on FB where the person put the leg of the sewing machine extension (you know, those after market clear tables that extend the bed of the machine) through the center of the binding roll. It held the binding in right there at the machine while it it was being stitched onto the quilt. Great ideas, both of them.

jjthor said...

You've been busy!! love your owl!! great idea with the basket as well.

Kate said...

Wow, you've been busy. Love your barns and that background fabric is going to be perfect.

Bunny said...

Love your fabric and that adorable basket. Wow on your maching quilting it is beautiful. Love the Owls too.
Hugs Bunny

Melinda said...

You bought a basket from Dawn! I think the one I got this year is the same style. I have quite a collection for past shows and her visits to Tiny Stitches. I love her baskets. You will love yours.