Saturday, June 6, 2015

What have I been doing???

Wow, no posts since February?  I'm not sure exactly what I've been doing.  In my defense I have been busy at work.  The company I work for has a February fiscal year end, so March is always extremely busy at work.  But that was 3 months ago.   Hmmm, thinking back.

I have been sewing.  I finished the last two kits I had put together for the AZ retreat and plus one more so I've got a stack of 7 I spy quilts.  I made a T-shirt quilt for a friend and a psycho cat quilt for a favorite crazy cat lady friend.  And I finished an extremely old UFO.  It's not an I spy, but I'm proud of it so will post a pic anyway.

Sunset Stars
  It was a kit that I found on clearance at Cabbage Rose quilt shop in Fort Worth, TX.  Originally I bought it just because it was a great deal for all that batik.  But once I got it home and started looking at the Judy Niemeyer pattern, I decided to give it a try.  Wow, is that lady organized!  She even gives you cutting patterns and instructions on how to store the pieces.  It was fun and easy to do, definitely the best pattern I've every used by far.  And turned out great.  And I have fabric enough to make another quilt (told you it was a great deal).  I did decide to add the gold flange and the borders because I didn't want to fiddle with binding and hanging a quilt with curved edges.  So I sewed on the flange, then laid it over the top of the borders and appliqued it down.  That was I was sure it was flat and even.

Once the top was done, I got nervous.  I was afraid my quilting skills weren't good enough to do it justice.  Besides, I had no idea where I could hang it (rationalization at it's best).  So I packed it away.  Fast forward 5 or 6 years.  Our TV just died in the living room and we decided to replace it with a screen and projector.  Which means I have a lovely large wall to hang a quilt.  I decided to just do some basic ruler work to outline the spikes and geese, then some "hooked on feathers" on the border.  The feathers turned out great but you can't see them - oh well, they look pretty on the back.  Not sure what I was so afraid of, but now it's done and hung and makes me smile whenever I look in the room.   And DH is even being sweet and puts the screen up at night.

1 comment:

  1. Your quilt is just awesome and even better in person. The flange really makes it your own and is a really great addition to an already beautiful pattern.