Y’all I just can’t believe it was already time to turn the calendar this week!!!!
Hope you are each having a great beginning of summer… we have been getting LOTS of rain… but when June came in… it stopped! So now to let it all dry out!!! lol
I have been making lots of hand quilting progress in the rain though… both at home and on the go 😀
I am linking this post to Kathy’s Slow Stitching Sunday celebration… she is focusing on projects on the go this week! So I will start with my hand quilting go project 🙂 Come see what everyone else is hand stitching HERE
This is a little Homespun wall hanging to be…
And here is some outline big stitching I have been doing on it…
My bestie did the raw edge applique for me and sent it to me … I added the borders with leftover fabrics and am FINALLY making it a go project to work on when my honey needs to go to doctor appointments.
My home project has been the Hanover Stars quilt on my big frame though 🙂 I am smiling because I figured out how I wanted to quilt the star squares on this one FINALLY!!!
First I auditioned wavy lines going across the block… but it didn’t sit right with me or my honey…
So THEN I made them symmetrical! and boom ~ it worked for both of us immediately!
Here is a block stitched up with the chalk remaining so you can see the wavy lines…
In real life it adds a nice amount of texture and holds down the block well for future washings.. without distracting from the floating star and fabric choices…
And here is a look at my set up… my rolling chair is mostly out of the photo and I have the rolling table that holds my drink and sewing needs… and my bose speaker for vids and music sound 😀
Can you see the pond and grist mill in my view above the quilt frame above in the photo??
Here is a close up… sorry the quilting in the blocks doesn’t show up much but in real life it DOES with a fun texture only though .. I am stitching those wavy lines with a neutral YLI thread!!!
So I am working on catching the sides up to the progress on the center of the quilt and hope to be adding the curlie cue lines on the sashings by this evening… we shall see how much I get done today since the rain has stopped and it is just amazing outside!!!
Rabbits are eating ALL the strawberries before we get ANY from the garden!!!! It is so sad that out of our 50 plus plants we may have enjoyed about 10 strawberries so far or less! But there is a bountiful amount of blueberries, peaches and apples!!! YAY and they are out of the rabbits reach we think! 😀 It is all a learning curve.. we will add chicken wire around the base of our garden fencing to keep these critters out of our yummy fruit and veggies next year for sure!
I have done a bit of online shopping this week … I bought stuff to make a wall hanging in the sewing room that will camouflage an electrical panel on the wall.. I hope to receive that stuff this week to share with you all next week… very cute though and now out of print.. I had a hard time finding any thing I LOVED and I LOVE this !!
Then we sold a few items on Marketplace and facebook. One of our buyers asked me to machine quilt this top….
It’s about 70″ x 90″ or so… here is a close up of the center…
And here is my general quilting plan…
I then also ordered, with $$ they gave me for supplies, the backing and batting for this flimsy.
First I will warm up my quilting skills on a sewing machine by quilting the pillow sham fronts I pieced a few weeks back… then I will have to iron this and prep all the layers for pin basting.
The owner is a sweet lady who had a friend piece it then she washed it (OH MY!) but the seams are very generous so it survived the washing and will get starched and ironed or best pressed and ironed prior to pin basting. I am happy to do this for her also! I needed a project to make for someone else and God knew that so here we go 😀
As I stitch I have been watching Craftsy Unlimited classes… I think you can get a week of Unlimited for free if you sign up then you can cancel before they charge you to see if you like it… I ordered mine through my good friend Karen HERE
she has a link in her right sidebar to Craftsy Unlimited and it gives her recognition if you go through her link when you order… as she is an affiliate 😀 Doesn’t cost you a thing extra either!
Here is a quilt I saw in a Craftsy class this week:
And look and her border!!!
I have templates for a Double Wedding Ring but have never found a layout of colors I liked… I don’t think I would use a white background but use my civil war kind of fabrics and maybe not patriotic either but what a cool layout of colors in general she did I think 🙂
My honey found me another 4 leaf clover this week…I pressed one so I just enjoyed this one and wanted to take a photo to share the luck with you!
Speaking of my honey, about a week and a half ago he hurt his sciatic nerve on his right side and has had excruciating pain since then.. he was weedeating the river bank that runs through our yard!
When I worked on my go project it was because he finally got to see his doctors at the VA in Asheville about 2 hours from us. He not only got meds for this pain (steroid dose pack and heating pad) but also got renewed for his oxygen need at night which they delivered the next day !!! Talk about blessed!!! We are feeling the blessings this week 🙂
I am 20 pounds lower than when I started my weight loss medication too… so feeling happy about that and loved by my honey who was soo happy I was a nurse and could diagnose his pain issue and knew the right treatment for him to request from his doctors 😀
Until my next post … I have not received in my inbox ANY comments from my last post (and there were several … so I answered them on the blog post itself and hoped the responders got the reply)!! So I have made comments now need approval before posting hoping this will solve my issue as blogger is making changes I don’t understand!!! I want to know when you comment so I can respond though!
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I think everyone using blogger right now has problems with comments from what I have read. Your quilting is doing really well and moving along nicely. I hope Rick's sciatic improves that can be so painful my hubby suffered from that some years ago and my sister too. I like that double wedding ring from Craftsy and thanks for the shout out on Craftsy to my blog – a tip on your garden know that you know the rabbits got your berries and will take care of that with fencing – don't forget deer love blueberries and the other fruit too – my brother lost an entire crop of blueberries once to the deer and had to put tall fencing around the entire garden — just saying if you want blueberries watch out for the deer!
Thanks for the advice Karen! Kathi
Sorry your husband's having some problems. Hope the pain subsides soon. You might want to get netting to put over your blueberries so the birds don't eat them. Hanover Stars is looking very nice, good quilting design on the stars. Have a lovely week.
We had a picket fence with chicken wire stapled on the inside to keep the bunnies out of our garden. It worked, most of the time! Now, they eat my tulips! I am heading outside soon to do some gardening and then inside for some afternoon sewing time…or maybe I will sit in the gazebo to sew…
Thanks Gretchen… will look into netting for the blueberry bushes … that seems like a good idea… would it keep the deer away too? Kathi
Blogger is having issues. Someone suggested that you make the first comment on your own post and then check the Notify me box in the lower right corner. All subsequent posts will be sent to your email. I tried it in a reply to my own post and I received my reply to my email. I am hoping it works in the future. Sorry that your husband is dealing with sciatica pain. I have dealt with that in the past myself. Over the years I have learned how to mostly avoid a recurrence. I love your projects and your quilting view.
Love those plaids. So bright and cheery.
Happy June to you also. All your projects look so very nice. Hope your honey is on the road to recovery. Love the 4-leaf clover.
Excellent idea Cathie… I feel so cut off from all my commenters too! I will do this next week for sure!!! Kathi
thanks for the tip on the chicken wire… we plan on adding that in the fall… enjoy your quilting in the gazebo if the weather where you are agrees 😀 Kathi
Thanks for stopping by Jill! Have a blessed week 🙂 The steroid dose pack is helping!!! Kathi
I like the wavy lines too. I'm eager to start another hand quilting project with my new hoop and I want to mark lines with stencils like you've done. I hope honey is feeling better. I have a chronic hip pain that gets me (mine is bursitis) and lately it's been annoying me. I keep putting off a trip to the doctor, but I know it's in my near future. I'm glad you have something to keep you busy in the waiting room!
Thanks Penny for visiting… I really like how this quilt is looking too ❤ Enjoy stencil marking … there are LOTS of ways to mark them for sure!!! Sorry to hear you have hip pains / bursitis! No fun!!! Get to the dr girl 😀 Kathi