Monday, August 22, 2016

A Couple Done!

Having finished our road trips, my sister and I got busy sewing last week!
Actually, this small throw I'd pieced over the last winter but had our friend Linda use her long arm machine to quilt it. I could have because it wasn't that big but for this one, I wanted to have the swirly pattern on it. The backing you can see on the upper right corner. It's all 300s fabrics. I'm a sucker for those prints!
The quilt top I sewed at my sister's place was not even all cut out before I arrived. So, a lot of work happened in a short period of time. Linda made time to quilt it, too. The fabrics are all earth toned. My sister had gotten carried away a few years ago on Black Friday. She gave me almost half of her fat quarters. Last year I made a quilt using this simple pattern we figured out. This year the quilt has more red in it.nthere are enough scraps for another one, I think, especially if we combine our scraps.

My great niece turned 2 a couple of weeks ago. She loves fiber and fabrics. Oh, and she is a huge bookworm! I am planning to feed that addiction.
My sister bottle raised 4 tiny kittens a couple of years ago. She kept 2 and my nephew has the other 2 in Winnipeg. Sadly, little Bear, a tortie, died a month or so ago. Zoro has been lonely but so sweet. He is huge. That's a cat on that picture. It's hard to get a good picture of him since he's black and white. However, I tried to measure how high his back is and the ruler said 16 inches high. He's long and tall. Good thing he's such a tender hearted guy!
My friend used her machine to sew Oh Canada, eh! On the fabric. Hopefully you can biggify the picture and see it.
All of these need the binding added. I'll do that when I get home.
For now, it's time to pack up and head on down the road! I hate leaving but it's been fun and I need to get back to my routine and weaving.
Until next week, keep weaving. 
I'll have a warp on my loom by next week, and weaving!
Carol

3 comments:

LA said...

Not only do you have some beautiful quilts to show for your trip, you made some even more beautiful memories!!!

Tina J said...

You two are amazing! Beautiful quilts, I can't wait to see them!

Adam Smith said...

Great !!! thanks for sharing. The wall hanging is a beautiful art of work