Projects This Week

This past week I worked on a number of sewing projects.
I've been using my paper calendar to keep up on what I needed to do to keep up with deadlines.

I embroidered Michigan potholders for the shop I consign with. These take about 30 minutes each to make--AFTER I choose the fabrics and threads!

I finished sewing the long middle strip of fabric in the quilt top my daughter worked on 2 weeks ago at her house. 

She and her husband got a very pretty grey day couch for the living room and she wanted these colors in a pattern she saw on Pinterest. We drew out the design (we even got to look up the Pythagorean Theorem to find the width and length of the quilt), figured the fabric amounts, went shopping and started! 
We cut the strips and layed them out before sewing anything. 

She did change out small orange strips with the small yellows strips--there was just too much orange for her. She did most of the work, I just gave her tips for ease in making it. 

I finished squaring it up at my house. I have a 56 x 36 cutting mat on the pool table (Hubby has given up trying to keep me off of it.) and used a few rulers to get everything right. 

This weekend I will visit her and she can decide on how she wants it quilted. How would you quilt it? Matchstick, lines parallel with the base of the white side triangles? Or something all together different? 

I also am the Queen Bee of the Gridsters Bee 2018 this April. I look forward to the mail deliveries. I got 2 blocks today from Rachel. 

This is the schoolhouse friendship block I designed. When I get it the pattern corrected and the quilt done (hopefully by June) I will post the free pattern. I am keeping up with adding the sashing and using my design wall. 

And I continue to work on The Endeavourers Challenge quilt that will be revealed on May 1, 2018. The theme of "Change/Transformation" really had me pondering for a month.

What have you been working on?


Needled Mom said...

Your daughter's quilt will be perfect for her new couch. That was a lot of planning. I would definitely continue on with the modern feel in the quilting. Something circular would look great too, to draw the eye from the linear lines.

Your bee blocks look great together.

Nancy said...

I like the circular concept. I will present that option to her, too.