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Let’s Sew Quilt Along Finish!

I can finally put the Let’s Sew quilt project on the finish line!

Woo hoo!

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Bulky seams and tension problems created some time with Jack the Ripper, but we worked it out together.

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Lets Sew Quilt Along

This quilt spent a lot of wait time spread out on the cutting table.

So much time that the Quilt Inspector created her own artsy addition; enough kitty hair to make a carpet overlay.

I guess she assumed ownership and was using the quilt for her mattress.

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Then she must have changed her mind about the sleeping arrangement, because she barfed on the quilt (Was I not supposed to tell you that?).

The commercial orange fabric bled when I cleaned up after the Inspector.

These things never happen to anyone else.  Right? 

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Lets Sew Quilt Along

This might be my favorite block:

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Or maybe this one:

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Three blurry close up shots of the boring back:

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Stay healthy!  Stay safe! 

Partners in Design

Sewing Machine Block

Quilters Mug Block

Ruler Block

Spinning Spools Block

Quilt Shop Block and Segment 1 Wrap Up

Binding Clips

A Pressing Issue (Iron) Block

Tomato Pincushion

In Stitches Block and Segment 2 Wrap Up

Buttons Block

By the Bolt

Rotary Cutter

Who’s Got the Thimble Block and Segment 3 Wrap Up

Lets Sew Quilt Along Layout

How I Spent My Saturday Afternoon (Pin Basting)

Let’s Sew Quilt Along Layout 2

Lets Sew Quilt Along Peak 1

Lets Sew Quilt Along Peak 2

Slow Sunday Stitching

I have finished stitching Farm Girl.

Farm Girl

She is washed and pressed.

Farm Girl finishes at 4.5″.

Farm Girl

I need to find a suitable frame and then she will be ready for gifting.

At 7:30 am, it is dark and eerie, and it will stay that way all day.  I live in Washington state, so I am currently living under cover of thick smoke.  There is no going outside, except to work and back.  No work today, so I get to be home all day!  Yay!

Since Farm Girl is finished, I will consider my slow Sunday project to be free motion quilting on the Let’s Sew quilt.  I am certainly slow at it!

Lets Sew Quilt Along

But I am making progress!

Lets Sew Quilt Along

And today is a good day to spend quilting!

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Are you slow stitching today?  Need inspiration?

Check out the link up at  Slow Sunday Stitching!   There are lots of fun projects by like minded stitchers to see!

Stay healthy!  Stay safe! 

Farm Girl Post 1

Farm Girl Post 2

Farm Girl Post 3

Lets Sew Quilt Along Posts

Lets Sew Quilt Along Peak 1

Slow Sunday Stitching

A small amount of hand work happened on the Farm Girl stitchery since last Sunday.

Good thing that there is no hurry.  Or what would be the point to a relaxing slow Sunday?

Farm Girl

I plan on a slow Sunday drive today, so may not stitch.  Sometimes one just needs to get out and enjoy the view.

Meanwhile…remember this?

Lets Sew Quilt Along

I haven’t forgotten either.

So in spite of the heat and the day job, I have been working on free motion quilting.

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Lets Sew Quilt Along

I hope to finish this project soon.  I’ll show better photos then.

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Are you slow stitching today?  Need inspiration?

Check out the link up at  Slow Sunday Stitching!   There are lots of fun projects by like minded stitchers to see!

Stay healthy!  Stay safe! 

Farm Girl Post 1

Farm Girl Post 2

Lets Sew Quilt Along Posts

 

This and That

Yes, I have been procrastinating.  I don’t know why, but I haven’t felt like sewing for a while.  I guess basting quilts is not all that exciting.

There has been some overtime at work.

And I did make a gooseberry pie.

Gooseberries

Gooseberry Pie

Hubby will be picking cherries today, so a cherry pie will be made.

Getting outside and practicing my photography has been lots of fun.

And I have totally finished every stinking seam; that is, stitched in the ditch and removed all of the basting safety pins from this quilt:

Lets Sew Quilt Along

I could actually call it done, but I am not.  The fun part begins.  There will be some free motion quilting happening.

I also started a new project. 

I saved alphabet pincushion embroidery patterns that Jenny of Elefantz so generously posted on her blog in 2018.  I haven’t worked embroidery in quite a long time, and I’d really like to get back to it.  This is an easy way to do that.

I took a white tea towel and divided it into sections for each letter.

Jenny of Elefantz Alphabet Pincushions

Then I traced each letter with a blue washout marker.  The first marker that I tried had too heavy of a tip, so thank goodness that it will wash out!

Jenny of Elefantz Alphabet Pincushions

My tracing set up is a clear plexiglass table that Hubby made for me, and an Ott light that I have slid underneath.

Jenny of Elefantz Alphabet Pincushions

All the letters of the alphabet are traced; one in each square.

Jenny of Elefantz Alphabet Pincushions

The letter A is embroidered.

Jenny of Elefantz Alphabet Pincushions

I intend to stitch the letter B today.  

And bake a cherry pie.

Stay healthy!  Stay safe! 

Linking up with Slow Sunday Stitching!  Lots of fun projects by like minded stitchers to see!

How I Spent My Saturday Afternoon

I had a very pleasant Saturday afternoon off from the day job, so I spent the time doing some prep work for sewing.

Bonnie Hunter had a leader/ender bow tie challenge back in 2011.  I decided to make this quilt back in 2018 (you can see that post here, and you will find a link to BH).  No hurry.  Nope.  None at all.

I’ve been out of cut squares to make more bow tie blocks, so I cut a few more.  I don’t have a picture of those, but I do have a picture of the finished blocks. 

There are more than 578 little bow ties in this basket!

Bow Tie Leader/Enders

Remember the Lets Sew Quilt Along

I have finally pin basted it!

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Lets Sew Quilt Along

While I had the pins and table set up, I pin basted Floral Reflections, too.

Floral Reflections

The inspector got involved…she had to check out the safety aspect!

Floral Reflections

I will be working on ESS (Every Stinking Seam…Cindy Needham’s version of SITD…Stitch in the Ditch).  This will take a while!

Stay safe.  Stay healthy.  Quilt on!