When you are having fun, or working hard. This past week was super-busy, and I managed to quilt 5 customer quilts and sew binding /hem (by machine) 3 huge customer quilts. Add that to my normal busy-ness, and you get the idea that I am running!
I am making some progress on my socks, working on them until 1AM this morning. Once I get started on something like this I hate to put them down. I was determined to get past the heel flaps. They are not very “poseable” at the moment due to their needle positions, so I had to take shots of each sock separately. I have completed the heel turn and PU gusset stitches on one,
and am just about to start the heel turn for the other one. I feel like I am “home free” once I get past these gusset stitches and the decreases.
I finally finished my row-by-row "House Quilt”! This is a Debbie Mumm pattern and is free on the internet. (Be forewarned… contains tiny pieces!) I love the way it turned out and may be making another one when things settle down here. (Ignore that long-arm in the picture… no time to set up the photography stand, so I made do with the hanger in the quilting room.)
I put Legacy batting in this one. I LOVE that stuff! It is soft, very stable with scrim, and has a great drape to it. The quilting does not show as well because of its thinness, but I think once it is washed and puffs up some it will show just fine.
I let IQ do an over-all design because this is a “using” quilt. As a matter of fact, it is already in use at a friend’s house.
Do you remember the quilt I am supposed to be repairing for my friend? Well, progress is slow, so this quilt was loaned to her until I get the flower garden quilt repaired. She loves to curl up on the couch, covered with a quilt for her Sunday afternoon naps, so now she can do that.
Have I said I L-O-V-E this quilt??
Yep, I think another one will be in the works after Christmas rush is over. (But I think I will probably enlarge the blocks just a little to make the quilt larger and to make piecing a little easier.) That really means something because I almost N-E-V-E-R make the same quilt twice!
The leaves here are absolutely GORGEOUS right now!! We have had a few nights with a very light frost and that has caused the colors to really come out. For the next several posts I will include shots of our fall color. I so envy those folks that live in the mountains and get an easy view of the color changes. LA flat-lands make it more difficult to see them, but our colors are just as impressive with the evergreen pines thrown in for contrast.
So that is my “catch-up” post on a little of what has been happening here. We will be off fishing for a few days, and I’ll give a full report when we return.
Have a really blessed week! See you again soon!