Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Quilty furlough activities

First, another machine to clean. This is a Singer 15-91 that is simply awesome for free motion quilting. But it had been neglected for a while.
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Quilt under the needle:
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Cotton had to help quilt:
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I had a large-scale black and white print (what on EARTH was I thinking ?!?) that worked really well for binding:
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Binding and backing:
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Ralph had to help bind:
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Finished quilt, busted stash! 68 x 73 starry quilt for my Lovely Daughter's BFF. Total yardage busted is 6.7 yards by my calculation. That'll cancel out the 2.5 yards of the black floral I bought to finish the top and then some. A little blurry :(
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I also started working on an OLD UFO. My grandmother and I found these flannel blocks in a thrift store at some point. She passed away in 1988, so I've had them a while.

You can see how very wonky they are - hand-sewed strips of flannel:
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I'm trimming the unsewn sides to "square", and then sewing the hand-sewn sides with generous seam allowances:
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Final blocks will be trimmed to squares once they're completely surrounded by flannel - blue and beige.
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I also bought tickets for the Van Gogh exhibit at the Phillips tomorrow ~ we'll take the Lovely Daughter and head off on the Metro once both boys are off to school.

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