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.