So happy to be here to share with you all this week… I want to start out with happy wishes to all my Mom readers…
Seems this may be an international holiday too! Canada, Australia and the US all celebrate today!
I am linking this post to my Canadian bloggy friend Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching HERE <<<
PLEASE take a look at her awesome blocks she is constructing presently and showing off progress on her blog today 🙂 I really am enjoying watching this project come to life!!!
I have an updated pic of my grandkids to share on this day also!!!!
Here is Kaydence at 11 months old… her mother is in the background too 🙂
Aren’t they both just beauties!!!?? She is an awesome mom and DIL also!
Kaydence turns 1 year old on the last day of May !!!! She lives in Tennessee where we are all from… so I doubt I will be seeing her before she turns one… but I love finding shots of her!!! lol
And here is a cool shot I found from March 2016 of CJ with his dad… my oldest son DL 😀
CJ will be 2 years old on June 6… so less than a month! 🙂 I am very excited about this as he lives near me and I may be seeing him around then also! They will honor him on this birthday with his first HAIRCUT! lol
And here he is playing with the little wagon in our Florida room 🙂 xxoo
As for me??!!! I have been sooo busy!
First some update shots of Brandi’s Starlight ~ Starbright Quilt I am working on in my PVC frame 🙂 Last week I was almost 1/2 way through the 4th block of 9 on this quilt…
and I shared the photo above as my progress to be… well by Tuesday I had moved the quilt in the frame…
Today I took this shot…
I have taken off some time from hand quilting this to work on finalizing my Spiral Log Cabin Flimsy and get it ready for hand quilting…
Here is the whole framed up part for you to see on this 4th block progress…
So if you can tell I am in the bottom left hand corner presently… and should make it about halfway across today… as this quilt will now be my focus… my daughter’s 18th birthday is end of July and I want this done when she returns from a summertime trip she is taking! 🙂
These blocks are each 28″ so it is hard to get bored or tired of this quilting… if you love hand quilting… and taking time to share pics with you helps me chart my progress too! Halfway through the 5th block will be halfway… I am anxious to see that come about sooner than later! 🙂
So what has been keeping me away from quilting on Starlight ~ Starbright??
First I cut and shared my starting progress on a flying geese border for this quilt center to get adorned with…
Here were my flying geese in production…
I used the Easy Angle ruler and Companion angle ruler to cut these and all turned out PERFECT!!!!
Above are the 40 flying geese I needed… and below is how I set them on this quilt center…
Then I used the “neutral fabric” from the flying geeese and cut borders for the quilt… this took a couple days as it went on fairly easy but lots of seams for sure to mind while sewing….
I must say I love the end wall hanging for our living room though!!!
And this flimsy will be the first to adorn my newly finished Hinterberg Hand Quilting Frame my honey & I finished this week!!!!
Last week I shared the frame shots while it was being made… but this week I am sharing it adorned with the flimsy above!!!
First though… I want to share the quilting frame in place… it is 10 feet long and that can be a no go for some quilters as space is an issue for something this long… but check it out!!!
Here you can see our living room… I am standing in the dining room/kitchen area to get this shot…
And can you see the frame peeking out over our mussed up sofa?? lol
Here it is!!! Waiting on the poles to come on payday! lol
And with the metal poles in place (it is electrical conduit… very stiff and unbending really!)
Here is a shot from the day after the leader fabric arrived and was washed, dried, ironed, torn to length for a nice square piece of fabric… then divided per the directions that came with the frame into 3 pieces….
I chose a horizontal stripe fabric as a suggestion from a bloggy friend with a similar style frame… she said hers came with it and it helps her pin it straight… I am sooo HAPPY I DID THIS also!!!!
I also marked the center of the fabric “leaders” on each pole with a permanent marker to mark the centerpoint… you use this to mount everything and not have it cattiwaumpus on there! lol
Finally… after several tries and then a good nights sleep and a good pressing of my flimsy and this was ready to go back on the frame without any wrinkles or lack of tension… it just flowed on when I was fresh and took my time! lol
So remember this if you try something new like this… try it really when you are at your most astute…
I do want to give a HUGE SHOUT OUT in this post to my friend Wendy! Find her blog here where she is currently showing her BOM for May.. a very cool block… including directions for assembly of this “Puss in the corner” block! >>>>> HERE <<<<<<
You see this frame wouldn’t have been on my radar and I would have still been using a hoop only for these bigger quilts had it not been for her encouragement and the way she is soooo versatile with her frame too! She has a Hinterberg frame built from a kit like mine is… and the company just recently had some kits made up for sale… I got this one just about 6 weeks ago and look at me now!
Wendy has encouraged me and my honey along in this process and shared pics and info about her frame and how she uses it best with all she has learned over the years… I am blessed to call her my friend for sure!!!
And before I let you go… check out what my daughter found last week at a neighborhood yard sale!!!!
this little foot stool fits neatly under the chair it now sits at… but isn’t this doxie life like on the tapestry!!!! I fell in love.. now this shot was taken after a good washing (years of dirt on this one when it was brought into the house!) and it had dried overnight.
But check out Daisy now next to that doxie foot stool!
I thought she was looking like a model sitting next to her likeness! We showed it to her and she barked at it! lol Wonder what dogs really think.. how they interpret what they see with lack of some colours??!!
Enough pondering with you for today I think.. Have a blessed Mother’s Day wherever you are and remember no matter what…
good job – mine has the center markers on it too and uses the same kind of metal pipe – so much better than wood rollers that can bend over time. Have fun
Congrats on your new frame! I have loved seeing the progress you have made in the last year with your hand quilting. Love how your daughter's quilt is progressing.
That frame is wonderful! Enjoy stitching on it. Smart tips on the marking the center and the lines on the fabric.
Yay! your new frame is loaded with a most beautiful quilt. You are lucky to have such a large room where a 10 foot frame can fit! Your daughter's quilt is coming along nicely; I'm loving that design! Ok, that doxie stool!!!! I would have so snatched that up, too. Love it! What part of TN does your pretty granddaughter live? We just returned from Cross Plains yesterday, where I visited my sweet one year old Annabelle!!!