I am trying out something new. I am basting a quilt using my hand quilting frame. I loaded the quilt like I would for hand quilting but I will pin baste it in the frame then take it out for quilting.
I have a book cover in progress with the Singer 15
And I had Teddy do a check on the Rose Quilt
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I finished up the hand quilting and binding on the scrappy 1900 quilt.
I left the edges wonky rather than trying to square it up and have to cut off a lot of fabric. My goal with this was to make it look like it was all made by the same person. I imagined how the person who made the top might do the quilting and I figured they would be as unconcerned for uniformity in the quilting as they were in the piecing so the quilting is intentionally irregular.
Here are some more pictures (click pictures to enlarge)
I made a video of how I did the binding. (Teddy makes an appearance)
And here are some more pictures of the garden today
We have had a few short rain showers the last few days and the flowers appreciate it! (click pictures to enlarge)
I made another Journal
Now back to work on hand quilting……almost at the half way point on this one.
I made a few more book covers to try out different fabrics.
This one a a faux suede upholstery fabric
this one is Batik
I like the suede look fabric…it is very thick but the treadle machine goes through it pretty well. I think I’ll make a few more.
Teddy was guarding the garden today.
Doesn’t he look tough?
Here are some new garden pictures (click on pictures to enlarge)
Teddy and I went for a walk in the garden tonight and Teddy helped me to decide what to photograph.
We took a lot of pictures (click on pictures to enlarge)
some quilting next time
last time I posted about a new top I am making called “Table Scraps”
I did some more piecing on that.
I am using 2 inch strips
I sew together 6 and then cut into blocks
Stack up a few of them and then cut the other direction
then rearrange them
then sew them together. once I have enough done I arrange them in the diamond shape
after they are sewn together I cut them again to be an accurate 45 degree diamond so they will all fit together to make a star
One of my fabric pieces was large enough to do a full diamond unpieced……I like the variety
2 more diamonds to go….I’ll probably piece them a bit differently…I’ll post pictures of that soon.
The finished star should be about 75 inches across and it will get a pieced scrappy border to make a finished quilt of about 85″ square
Today it finally rained……but you really can’t call it a real rain…just enough to get the grass damp and cause the humidity to go up to 90% . It has been so dry! What we need is a good long all day rain! I took a few garden pictures shortly after the rain. (click pictures to enlarge)
I did another video of hand quilting….this one is quilting on an antique applique quilt.
I have had a summer cold for the last few days and haven’t got a lot of quilting done. I took some garden pictures this evening. (click pictures to enlarge)
Something quilty next time