I love working with fabric and learning new techniques to help me become better at sewing. Forty plus years ago, my ex-wife was sewing a project and having problems with it. Not understanding why it was difficult, I sat down to the sewing machine, read the manual, the pattern, and thought I can do this. I was hooked. So, thank you Kathy for pushing me to a passion I thoroughly love.
I finished the Diamonds quilt. Waiting for label, but that will be an easy sew..
So here are the pics.
Picture taken by Teri Clark, the long arm quilter who quilted this for me:
The binding has been sewn on
The back of the quilt
One of the blocks
I requested that Kim design her own label, since this is for her grandchild. This is her design.
A friend of mine has an embroidery machine and he did this label for me. We are still trying to decide if the background color should be different. But this is one of the attempts of what it will look like.
And we did go with a new label..and it is sewn on...so truly done.
Back in the 90's, I was determined to make the most awesome quilt of all time..haha. I started it and worked it..and then the relationship I was in went south...way south..and the blanket got set aside as I had to move, etc...and over the years, I pull it out, look at it..and then put it away again..
I am determined that by this time next year, I will have it finished. It is a King Size blanket. Made of flannel. Pattern is Steeple Steps. I did fussy cut a 7 inch square for each of the blocks. I used about 2.5 yds of fabric to fussy cut all of the houses I needed for this.
So, here are a few pics of next years project or UFO (Un Finished Object) that will become finished.
There is a pattern of colors: Browns and Greens go in one direction. Red and Blue go in another direction.
I was going to give this to a particular person but changed my mind for personal reasons and decided to give this to someone else. I need to sew the blocks together but suddenly my sewing room needs to be reconfigured and the sewing is getting suspended for a few days.
Here is a pic of the work so far. The design has two different names. So take your pick, "Roman Road" or "Rail Fence".