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Hello Luv Finished

Hello Luv all pin-basted and ready to quilt:

Hello Luv Pat Sloan

For this quilt, I chose to print a couple of quilting designs from Electric Quilt. I like to cut out enough blocks of tracing paper to equal the blocks on the quilt.

With the design on top, I have the layers of paper stapled or pinned together.

I free motion quilt with a large, old needle and no thread in the sewing machine.

Hello Luv Pat Sloan
Hello Luv Pat Sloan

After I peel apart the papers, I pin them to the quilt top, thread up the machine and free motion quilt the design.

Hello Luv Pat Sloan

I use tracing paper and it peels off easily.

Hello Luv Pat Sloan

I admit that I wanted to get this project done, so I didn’t think through the rest of the quilting.

I am not happy with how I finished the border. Finished is better than perfect, but I could’ve done better; I was in a hurry to be done.

Hello Luv Pat Sloan

Even so, I have a nice seasonal table topper for Valentine’s Day.

Hello Luv Pat Sloan

And really good news!

Betty Boop is home from the hospital! She helped me finish this project, and there are a couple of applique projects waiting just for her. It is wonderful to have a sewing machine back that can do zig-zag and decorative stitches!

Hello Luv Pat Sloan

Quilt On!

Hello Luv Update

I am making Pat Sloan’s Hello Luv pattern as a table topper for my dining table. I have the blocks sewn together and I am deciding whether or not I’d like to add a border.

Hello Luv Pat Sloan

I had lots of bonus HST’s and I pieced them into pinwheel blocks.

Since I have two accent tables in the living room, I decided to make placemats for them.

I used a washable marker to mark a simple grid for quilting the placemats.

Hello Luv
Hello Luv
Hello Luv

I used a light pink thread; it blends in well.

Hello Luv
Hello Luv

I’m happy with how these turned out!

Hello Luv

Quilt On!

Hello Luv

I have spent considerable time immersed in genealogy the past couple of weeks.

I need to come up for air!

Now seems like a great time to make Pat Sloan’s pattern “Hello Luv”.

Hello Luv Pat Sloan

I am making a larger version…a table topper for my dining table.

Hello Luv Pat Sloan

There will be lots of bonus half-square triangles!

Hello Luv Pat Sloan

Cutting, pressing and squaring up!

Hello Luv Pat Sloan

Ready to sew into blocks!

I am going to sew those bonus half-square triangles into pinwheel blocks.

Hello Luv Pat Sloan

Quilt On!

Aunt Sukey Spins Off – Machine Quilting

“As time goes by, I realize that I do trust the wind.  And I often write my songs for myself.” -David Friedman

“How did it get so late so soon?” -Dr. Seuss

“It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”-Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince 

I have neglected my blog.  I like blogging, so what can I say for myself? 

A demanding job, apathy, depression, a time-out, a boring existence, self-pity, frustration at the lack of control of my life….

Sheesh!  You’d think somebody died or something!  Get a grip!  Change the negative brain recording!

I’m shaping up.  Mentally, that is.  Many of those emotions I’ve listed above apply to a big project.  That would be my Aunt Sukey Spins Off project. 

Yup.  I became bored and frustrated with it, and it became a monster sitting on my shoulders and whispering great doses of guilt into my ears.

I don’t understand myself.  Why…oh why…do I insist on complicating things.  I love the acronym, KISS…keep it simple, Stupid.  I love it, but have yet to apply it to myself.

Here I’ve made this classic traditional red and white quilt.  So far, so good.  But I can’t decide how to quilt it, and I go all out on the thing.  And then I become frustrated.  The quilting doesn’t fit the quilt.

There are times when I really should take a cue from my good friend Judy Butcher.  She knows how to quilt a traditional quilt.

Alas, I’m committed.

We’ll see how it turns out. 

In spite of myself.

Aunt Sukey Spins Off

Aunt Sukey Spins Off Part 1

Aunt Sukey Spins Off Part 2

Aunt Sukey Spins Off Part 3

Aunt Sukey Spins Off Part 4

Aunt Sukey Spins Off Part 5

Pin Basted

 

Woohoooo! 

Not one, but two large quilts pin basted this week!

Aunt Sukey Spins Off

Aunt Sukey Spins Off (click here to see more).

Sneak Peek

Sneak Peek (hasn’t got a name yet).

If you’d like to know my pin basting method, I shared here.