I finally got my machine tuned up and some free time to work on my projects. Yay.
I have been plugging along on my blue quilt. Free motion quilting with less than ideal settings can be frustrating! I am bound and determined to finish it. It might take a while though.
I went to see a speaker at Town Hall Quilt Guild a couple of months ago. The speaker was Darlene Zimmerman also known as the Feed Sack Lady. She gave a wonderful talk on feed sacks and how they were used for clothes back in the old days. I was enthralled and had to pick up a kit from her. I just finished piecing it today.
All the little 4 patch and cornerstone squares are from actual vintage feed sacks!! I happen to know a Grandma who will be turning 90 in the Spring. I am thinking she might like this. But it is a secret, so don’t tell. Shhh.
Since this is a vintage material quilt I just feel that it should be hand quilted. Something I have never done. I was talking to Brenda at Mabelena’s about ordering a hoop so I can do so. She said she might have a line on a FREE standing hoop and was I interested. Um…YES! Look what that lovely lady managed to score for me! I LOVE it.
Isn’t it beautiful! Almost a work of art in itself!! I can hardly wait to use it!
The last little bit is something I am also working on for Christmas. (Don’t tell!)
It is about pot holder size. I just need to add the binding an a little hanging loop.
I have a couple of other projects in mind but I want to get these off my plate first.
Unless, of course, I see just the fabric I want for my next project.
Then all bets are off!:)