Sunday, May 25, 2014

Almost Dones

May owlHere is what is on my Design ironing board this weekend.  The design wall is, again, full of past owls but I am not showing it because  they have been seen so many times before.  I think there is only 1 or 2 more and then we begin looking at layout settings.  Anyway, after a couple hours of drawing, cutting, picking out fabric, fusing, and cutting again, here he is.  He is not fused together yet but you get a pretty good idea of how he will look.  He is pretty big, about 18” tall.  I haven’t cut the background yet but will tomorrow and then it will be time to applique him down.













tumbler baby quiltedI did get the tumbler baby quilt quilted and now it is ready for squaring and binding.






















quilting close upI quilted this with the same loops and stars as I did the Boots quilt.  The thread I used is a red/white/and blue variegated cotton.  I used Quilter’s Dream 70/30 and it has a flannel backing.













I have knit several more rows on my sweater and am within 2 rows, I think, of starting the garter stitch section which will be the band around the bottom.  At the rate I am going I should be done this week.  Then the next thing I will be doing is a warm soak and blocking.  I know it needs to do whatever shrinking it is going to do before I start wearing it.  Of course I really don’t need a sweater now that summer seems to have arrived: 95 today with 91% humidity.


As I am writing this I have printed out the pattern for a pair of “easy fingerless gloves.”  And I have two new sock patterns that I think I would like to try.  I am collecting fairly easy patterns so I can have some hand work to do when I go to visit my mother next month.  She has recently moved into a bungalow and will be celebrating her 92nd birthday:  seems like a good time for a visit.


I think I have decided to make a D9P quilt with my owl fabric.  It is so easy and yet makes a beautiful quilt.  If I make the 9 patches 6” the uncut blocks are large and show off the focus fabric beautifully.  So the fabric cutting should begin early in the week and maybe I will have something different on the Design Wall next week.


Have a great week and be sure to drop by Patchwork Times to see more quilting inspirations.     Gari

8 comments:

Kathie said...

Love the owl, very cute. I love red/white and blue thread, did you use king Tut? thats my fav.

Cindy D said...

The owl is perfect! I love the branch fabric that you used.
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Kate said...

Love the owl block. He has a very direct gaze doesn't he?

Cathy said...

The owl is just too stinkin' cute!

Bonnie said...

That tumbler quilt looks great. Nice job. And the quilting is perfect for it. Mr. Owl certainly looks like he can rule the roost! I'm looking forward to seeing all the owls laid out. Have a good week!

A Nudge said...

Love your owl! And the tumbler quilt looks great. I'm looking forward to seeing all the owls together. Happy Birthday to your Mom - mine was 88 4 weeks ago.

Jasper's Cottage said...

Love that owl! When are you going to visit your mother?

LynCC said...

Hey, he's neat! I always love your owls. :D The variegated thread is cool on that quilt, too - fun stars tucked in the loops!