Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Moving Right Along

Since my main goal for the week has been setting up the loom for the next rug, there hasn't been a whole lot of time for sewing around here, but I have managed to fit some here and there.

 I am almost finished with the 4th section on the Rose Garden Quilt. I really need to do some research to find a more interesting name for this quilt. I can't wait to see the 4 sections sewn together as a big square. Maybe by next week. 

I have the next quadrant of Julie's quilt laid out. Now that I only have one quadrant left, I could see that I needed to make another strip set, so I cut, and started sewing that.
The bottom half is already finished, and folded in half since this design wall isn't wide enough.

The place mats I am working on take 2 different strip sets for each place mat. Last week I had a sewing day with Eleanor, and got them all sewn. It was really nice to have some one to visit with while sewing those long boring seams. I didn't have enough of one of the fabrics I chose, so I had to substitute in something different next to the light blue fabric. There will be 2 place mats made from each of the 3 prints. I think that will make a nice variation. There will be a coordinating table runner, and potholders, but I am not even sure what block I will use for the table runner, and the potholders will be random made from the leftovers of the place mat strip sets.

 I bought some new shelf units for my sewing room. Isn't is just wonderful to have new shelf space in the sewing room?

I am getting ready to do a trunk show for the Madison Station Quilters, in Madison, Alabama next Thursday, so if you are in the area, come and let me show you some of my quilts in person. 

So that is what I have been up to lately. Thanks for stopping by!