Spring and summer flew by with lots of family/friends time by the lake. I’m looking at the first snow of this season and am happy to be inside today.
I’ve finished the Bird Dance by Sue Spargo finally! I began working on it in 2016. The outer border is made up of 90 different embroidered circles designed by Sue Spargo and led by her on her Instagram feed as the world reacted to Covid 19. I enjoyed every bit of the embroidery/embellishing very much.
I must confess that I’m not happy with my quilting lol! I was in a rush to quilt it and fighting a head cold and that is never a good combination. For some reason I thought two layers of batting would be a good idea. (Note to self-not) This made it much too thick since the quilt is made from wool squares. And the wool fabric moves while quilting which made it hard to have accuracy. But I’m going to leave it for now-perhaps in the future I will remove the border quilting and try to improve it. Live and learn right?
I have been using the SKW Quick Curve Ruler to make the three different sizes of Shimmer blocks. I want to make a quilted birthday 'card'. Here are some pics of my process.
There is a good chance that the next expected grandchild will make an early entrance. So I got busy and made this pattern from Sew Kind of Wonderful's latest pattern book TEXT ME. These patterns are very well written. I missed adding a small blue strip between the letters V and E so I quilted it with vertical lines defining each letter to help separate these letters visually. I quilted it with two layers of 100% cotton batting. It can either be used as a small quilt (finished at 34" X 39 1/2") or as a wall hanging.
Here is a start shopping from my stash.
Still thinking about the final design too.
My eldest son has challenged me to make him a quilt that has no triangles in it. This will be my 2020 project - at least to get started on it ha! I plan on using a Sew Kind of Wonderful pattern either a version of Breezy Day or Moon Dance. He didn't say no curved triangles. I'll post pics of my fabric pull soon.