Saturday, November 28, 2020

Quilt News: Bright Sampler Finish, Happy Thanksgiving, Log Cabin Block QA with Carolyn Freidlander or Temecula Quilt Co.'s Down Home Darling!

Bright Sampler finished, 11/2020, started 2018.

Santa sighting at the Christmas Tree Farm, nice smile.

Last few inches hand sewing the binding.

Log Cabin blocks started for Temecula Quilt Co.'s QA, Down Home Darling.

My white Amaryllis blooming, four buds on this stalk.

Widthwise view of my finished sampler.

Lengthwise view, 84" x 74".

All four flowers open! and another stalk ready to bloom.

Quilt News from the valley, 
where we have sun and cool temp.s!
And a wonderful Thanksgiving was enjoyed here by all.

This week I finished hand sewing the binding onto my Bright Sampler Quilt started in 2018, a BOM, 'Times of Refreshing' by Piecing the Past Quilts Co.
I chose my own colors, block arrangement and border treatment.
I've been working on it for a while off and on, it's hard to believe it's finished!

And, always looking ahead, I decided to do a QA by Temecula Quilt Co., their 'Down Home Darling.' It's a Log Cabin block quilt and I enjoy piecing log cabin blocks, liberated or precision.
I'm adding some liberated piecing just to shake it up a little.
The centers are the traditional red square ( differing sizes) in prints.

Also, a quilt friend of mine, Debbie, who blogs @  A Quilters' Table is going to be Quilting Along with Carolyn Friedlander's Modern Log Cabin Quilt.
I'm going to keep a close eye on her progress and maybe start off in that direction soon.
The design is modern and I would call it 'liberated' and exciting for sure.

We went to the local Christmas Tree Farm on Friday and wouldn't you know it Santa showed up in his BMW.
He officiated over the hot cider and I had to get a photo of his great smile.

That is the Quilt News from the valley, where we are remembering to be thankful!
And progress is being made! 
I'm hurrying less and enjoying the simple things in life, 
after all, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

I'll be by to visit.....

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Quilt News! Color of the Month Gray,! Summer 2 Quilt Finish, Hand Binding Progress on Bright Sampler Quilt

Summer 2 small quilt finish, close-up of hand quilting.

BH&G Christmas Ideas, 2020, good inspiration issue.

My Summer 2 small quilt finish in primary colors, binding and quilting by hand.

Color Calendar color for November, 'Gray, sophisticated...'.

This is my Bright Sampler quilt, the black and white stripe binding, below, is going on this.

Page 43 in BH&G Christmas Ideas, gray is classic with these colors.

I'm hand stitching the binding onto my Bright Sampler Quilt, back view.

How the binding will look from the front.


Quilt News from the valley!
Where temperatures have dropped and it's a windy day!

Color of the month according to my color calendar is gray. Gray is a perfect neutral, it can go light or dark and support any color combination.
I chose a photo from BH&G Christmas Ideas 2020 to show lovely, sophisticated gray perfectly supporting a flower arrangement of red, green and white.
Great issue too!

I'm hand stitching the binding onto my Bright Sampler quilt, it's hand quilted, started a couple of years ago. Hand stitching the binding is a little tedious but I take breaks often and keep mixing projects up so as not to get burned out.

Also my small Summer 2 quilt is finished. I hand quilted it and used the backing for binding and hand stitched the binding down.

And that quilt friends is the quilt news, where progress and a finish and appreciating the color gray has been on the agenda.

Hope you're getting projects worked on and enjoying the fall.
Remembering to be thankful here in the valley.

P.S. One of these days I'll take time and figure out how to arrange my photos in a more coherent way.

I'll be by to visit!