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I am in the process of quilting something with a due date – and it’s driving me crazy because I have several other things I want (and need) to get done, too. One of which is taking advantage of my daughter’s re-interest in finishing her UFO.
I have three sewing machines and a house full of options! As well as an understanding spouse.
So while the upstairs looks like this:
The family room downstairs looks like this:
That’s my project on the wall – I pieced the blocks at a variety of sit-n-sews on my featherweight, and am pretty particular about one machine per project. DD’s project is on the floor in the other room.
I love my featherweight! It was well-loved when I bought it, and still sewed pretty good, but was great once I cleaned it up. And the bonus was that it came with a table! It’s not an official Singer table, but was hand-made by the original owner’s husband. And the table and sewing machine are still a great pair 64 years later.
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I’ve shared my progress on this year’s Quilt in a Day Block of the Month. I finished up replacing the olive sashing with something brighter (and am much happier for it).
So now it’s time for an outer border. The quilts shown in class had a appliqued floral vine or a checkerboard. Neither one suited my style and my quilt. So I started considering options.
(all the photos are from my phone and were taken to help me choose options, not blog, but since this is a process report we’ll all work ith it. The turquoise/red occasionally seen behind is DD’s latest WIP – more on that soon)
First, Hourglass / broken dishes blocks. Didn’t like them.
Then, a double row of 3″ HSTs. Nope.
Maybe a single row? Nope to that one, too.
Maybe I can rearrange the HSTs – sawtooth border anyone?
I started messing around in Electric Quilt. I decided to try some rectangles. I asked my husband – 1×3 or 1×2? He was quite decisive. “1×2,” he says. “It’s the closer to the Golden Ratio.” Where my engineer husband ever ran across the Golden Ratio I don’t know, but I like the results. For reference, a 1.25×2 rectangle would be exactly the Golden Ration (1.61) but the corners wouldn’t have resolved themselves.
So here’s the finished top – which, as of this instant, is being quilted. In the chaos of traveling for Thanksgiving and then the plague that has invaded our house afterwards, I am running a bit behind. My goal for finishing this quilt is Dec 11, which looks pretty good since it’s about 40×40 square.
Of course, I still have scads of the fabric (Sunkissed by Sweetwater for Moda) left – it was hard to find when I picked the line last spring, and so every time I found a piece of it I bought at least 1/2 yard. Way too much to use on the back. So I think a simple quilt made of the scraps is in my future…next year…
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