Of course the sewing room looked like a bomb or at the very least a hand grenade had gone off in it, so some cleaning was in order there too. Miss A had other things to do this weekend, so I was on my own.
I had been discussing my Almost Twilight quilt top with my friend Suzi, the 'Quilter' (the quotes are because she does such beautiful work!). I made the top during and after a quilt retreat back in maybe 2013. The class was taught by Jan Krueger, and I think someone else designed the quilt but never published the pattern.
Anyway, Suzi offered to help me layer it, and said she might be able to quilt it for me for a consideration to be named at a later date. I have fabric for backing but I think I have to piece it.
|Almost Twilight -- this one isn't mine but it was the only photo I could find, someone else at the retreat made this beauty.|
I love black and white and red...some of these bowtie blocks were left over from another project and I enjoyed the look so I made more. I want a small black inside border and then something red on the outside. I found appropriate fabrics, cut borders and bagged this one.
The one I actually finished was one of several charm square middles that were sewn, pressed and ready for borders. This one was six blocks by eight blocks, so it's on the small side, 27 inches by 36 inches. Now that doesn't cover much of anything but it's a good center size.
Other UFOs requiring treatment include but are not limited to (as we say in engineering):
|Twirligig.. I might make some more of these blocks. They're big, they finish 15 inches so three more and a top is almost done, although I want an applique border - flowers or something.|
|My Jelly Roll 1600. I had a dark blue border planned for this quilt. I hope I didn't use it for something else...|