Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Where is Tiny Tuesday?

Well, it seems to have been pushed to the back burner for a month or two. I do hope to get back on track next week with my Civil War Love Letter blocks.... thinking I will plan to do one by hand per day while the kids are at swim lessons the week of June 9 and June 16. That should get me back on track!

Today - I decided to show the graduation quilt that did get the binding finished last Friday. I think it came out pretty good. This is a twin size quilt 60x84 and the pattern can be found here. I just need to sew up a teal pillowcase for storage and throw it through a bath cycle in the washer and it will be all set to mail up to Vermont in plenty of time for the High School Graduation. Don't mind the three pins on the front. A little 'fixing' needs to be done as well on three seams. I hate when I don't catch that before quilting.

I missed the Sunday Slow Stitching post - instead I decided to trim some hedges out front  Sunday evening while Greg was mowing the lawn. I did it by hand... so my arms were in no shape to do anything that night. I did some more Monday night but I figured I could manage a few stitches. I sandwiched my little T wall hanging and started hand quilting it last night. I am testing out my new toy - a PVC type holder and so far it is working well. Maybe I can adjust to using a hoop for quilting!


Ellen said...

The graduation quilt is really gorgeous - it just glows!

Once I get my sewing room and backlog sorted out I will be back with my Midget and Dear Jane blocks... hopefully sooner rather than later!!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Love that graduation quilt! Yay for being done (other than a couple of minor repairs). So how did you hand quilt prior to using the PVC frame?

Quilter Kathy said...

Congrats on the amazing graduation quilt... is just sparkles!
I know hat you mean about the hedge... I feel like my arms are jello after I trim the hedge!
Let me know how you find that quilting hoop!

Sheila said...

Beautiful quilt. Where did you buy the PVC holder? Looks like something I would like to own.

canuckquilter said...

The graduation did not come out "pretty good". It came out gorgeous. You do have a way with colour.

That pvc type quilting frame is the only kind I've ever used. I have an 8" square one and an 18" square one and mix and match the parts to make an 8"x18" frame when I'm working on borders. Mine are by Q-Snap, I think.