Tuesday, November 8, 2016

In Your Neighborhood

Last winter I wanted to do something modern.

I enlisted in a class in Cedar City and precut all the pieces and labeled them.  It was a big job as they were made in block subsets and then sewn together.

I went to the class, but my learning style did not match the noise in the class.  I got very distracted and finally just left early.

I was just going to not finish the quilt and was going to give away what I'd started.  I had it in my sewing room and didn't think to close the door.

The dog got in and made a bit of a mess of my piling system.  So I patiently put it together and decided if I'd done that much I could finish the quilt. 
I texted a friend and told her I'd like to give it to her for her new granddaughter.  I was just going to free motion quilt it.  I was going to leave the "roads," but they looked funny and I thought they might pucker, so I started quilting them in pebbles.

Well it became quite a quilting project, but I did finish. 

The last two roads were done with parallel lines.
I'll take it to the Modern Quilt Guild meeting this week and then take it with me when I go to Salt Lake and deliver it to my friend.

Goodness, I Forget it's Fall

The weather here in Southern Utah is warm and very mild.  I forget it's November.

I've been going through some photos of quilts I've made so I can remember and I've really been remiss on this blog.  I seem to post to Facebook, but neglect to post here.  This quilt was finished sometime this late summer for a present for my hubby.

Adjusting for the size of the fabric I had made it difficult to figure out the strips, but I finally figured something out that fit, so I sewed it together!  Sometimes my planning skills could be better, but things seem to always work out somehow.

This is how it looks at the foot of the bed.

I used Minky on the back and it is cuddly, but sometimes a bit warm, but hubby loves it and so does Bentley the dog.