I’m getting ready to head to MQX in Manchester, NH. I leave tomorrow morning. I am not packed yet. So why I am sitting here posting to my blog? LOL. Who knows…
It’s been a very busy week.I haven’t posted anything because it seemed pointless to (a) complain about my toner problems or (b) whine about how tired I was.
Over the weekend I decided to actually do some sewing and thought I’d share some pictures.
First up is one of two bindings that I finished. (The other quilt that I finished binding is in New Hampshire). Starting last Tuesday night, we watched the 12 hours of The Lord of the Rings trilogy — one disc at a time for 6 nights. I got lots of binding done.
I started piecing this Faceted Jewel quilt in 2003? The label on the quilt was embroidered in 2004, but I only got it partly quilted at that time. I finished it some time in 2006, and just finished the binding a few days ago.
It is a perfect example of why you shouldn’t let something go so long partially quilted. My style made a radical shift in the time in which it sat in my closet, and I wish I had done something different to it. It was actually hard for me to finish these feathers, as I don’t really quilt like this anymore.
I’m not even sure what I’m going to do with it. The colors don’t really suit my decorating style. It’s too big to be a QOV. But there is sooooooo much piecing and so much work in it, I don’t want to give it away to just anyone.
Next up is a QOV that I quilted. Just a quick detail shot of the stars and loops that I did, as I don’t want to bore anyone….
Last quilt related photo is of some piecing I have been doing off and on over the last few days. It’ll be a Starstruck like my big green and red one from the front cover of the first book. (Pattern by Bonnie Hunter)
It is scrappy reds and neutrals, the dark is actually a navy blue, all the same fabric for the whole quilt. It’ll be lap sized. It would make a good QOV, I guess, but I have something else in mind for it.
I’m taking my notebook computer with me, but don’t know how much posting I’ll be doing while I’m gone. Have a great week!
May Britt says
Your Faceted Jewel quilt is so beautiful. But I understand that style and taste changes during time. Perhaps you will love it again. Beautiful work on it.
I love your jewel quilt – the colours are gorgeous!! I love Lord of the Rings – that was a marathon effort, but probably a good way to watch them. Have a great trip!
I love your Faceted Jewel! I am sure there are many people who would be thrilled to receive it.
Vicki W says
The jewel quilt is beautiful!
Debra Spincic says
All of your work is beautiful! Old and new. I do understand how style can change over time, which is one of the reasons I don’t let myself have UFOs when I can help it.
Sue B says
That jewel quilt is stunning! Those are my favorite colors – gorgeous!