Monday, September 13, 2010

The quilting continues...

The machine quilting of the Nine Patch quilt is going well! I have completed three fourths of it and hope to quilt a little each night this week to complete it. This weekend I plan to make and sew on the binding, for a quilt finish. It takes me a while, but if I persevere, it does happen eventually.

I am also pleased with how the hand quilting is coming along on Grandma's old quilt top. I have built up the skin on my finger tips! The fabric in the quilt top is very old, woven and not consistent in its thread count. Some areas are easy to quilt and others will only let me load one stitch at a time on the needle. Baptist fans are easy to quilt, especially when one is watching football with one's hubby. I am on auto-pilot when quilting them and don't have to think about it too much.

I have been trying to concentrate on using my stash and scraps, but I did go to Joann's in a "sort of" big city about 30 miles away over Labor Day Weekend. I love that place! Every thing was on sale the day I was there. I could spend hours just browsing and it wouldn't hurt to have a little spending money while there either. Here are some things I bought to help me finish some projects and to start some new ones, of course.

From the remnant bin. My favorite place in a fabric store or the fabric department at Walmart is the remnant bin. These were 50 % off the day I was there. I see the combinations for all kinds of bags here. (lunch bags, clothespin bags, fabric grocery bags, purses)

Some Debbie Mumm fabric in a coffee theme, on sale also.

Some blue fat quarters.

Beige and tan fat quarters.

Red fat quarters and quarter yard cuts.


Granny J said...

I love your nine patch more every time I see it. It's going to be beautiful when you have it completed. Is your sewing machine a longarm? I can't imagine doing something like that on a regular machine.

Love your new fabrics, especially the browns and tans.

Joyful said...

Beautiful fabrics! I love the quilt too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie,
The quilt is coming along. Can't wait to see it when you are done. All the fabric is beautiful. I know you will make some really beauitful things from it. Thank you for your friendship. I couldn't have made it the past 2 years without you.

sweet locus lane farm said...

You are moving quickly through this quilt. Good for you. That is hard to do. Hard on the back and hands as well. I find anyway!

I hear you on the hitting the fabric stores and coming out with a stash. I went to our city quilt shop a few weeks ago. They asked what my project was when i was in there. I had no project....just looking. Oh ya! You can't enter a quilting supply store and just look! Impossible. I like your blue purchases.


Florrie said...

The quilt is absolutley gorgeous......knew you could do it!
Thanks for the good luck wishes.....the blanket is finished.......hooray!
florrie x

Terri said...

The quilt is beautiful, Debbie and I also love all the new fabrics.

Pen Pen said...

Lots of pretty fabric.... at first I thought you had bought all that pretty stuff at Walmart and I was thinking "whoa, her WalMart is WAY better than mine." LOL

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