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Ongoing Quilty Projects, December 2020

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Turkey Tracks: December 10, 2020

Ongoing Quilty Projects, December 2020

As usual, I have multiple quilty and garment sewing projects going on. I move from one to the other as my momentary interest prompts. Joy and engagement prompts me, not stress to finish anything.

The as yet unnamed flying geese quilt is getting its binding sewn down at night. I’ve got a few more nights on this one. But I have to say, I’m really pleased with this quilt, and it was a huge stash buster. The striped binding was a risk, but I think that it is working really well. It is just fun.

Marrakesh, designed by Tara Faughnan for The Color Collective online class I’m taking, is ready to quilt. I started the first line of matchstick quilting and realized there was a HUGE fold in the batting, starting about 1/4 of the way down. How on earth…??? I put smaller quilts I’m going to quilt on my domestic on the longarm to layer and pin. I can’t imagine how I missed a fold in the batting along the way. The quilt WAS pinned more intensely, but I had to put it back on the longarm and take most of the pins out and then repin it. And, yes, the fold was bad and thick, so there was no choice. Anyway, I’ll probably spend some time with Marrakesh later today. I can watch tv from this spot I’ve set up. I really enjoyed Selena The Series on Netflix, by the way. I had no idea about this story.

I’ve got the rows sewn together for this very interesting quilt inspired by one Tara Faughnan made. She has classes on color in which she uses her quilt like this one as an example. I need one more row at the bottom—which should be lighter. It will finish at 50 wide by 60. Easy Peasy. I’ve taken a ton of pictures along the way while trying to check and recheck how the colors are working together. This quilt is made mostly from my solid scraps, not my larger pieces of solid fabrics. I think it will need a dark binding to hold it all together…

”Trees” is now the only leader/ender quilt, and it is growing slowly, which is ok. It is based on a block designed by Amanda Jean Nyberg of Crazy Mom Quilts. I think it will finish at 8 by 9 rows. And it, too, is meant to knock back my solid scraps, which it is doing.

The two Sugaridoo quilts are all ready to go on the longarm—as soon as I figure out how to quilt them. And the second project from The Color Collective is all ready go—my fabrics are washed and I’ll iron them soon. This project is all about curves.

Then, there are two garments that are all cut out and ready to sew, but neither is something I can wear right now, so they are still on pause.

I’m busy and engaged, despite being alone and staying away from people. And I’m grateful for my sewing projects. They can pass a lot of time, for sure.

Written by louisaenright

December 10, 2020 at 8:42 am

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  1. Wow! You certainly are productive in the sewing department Louisa. These quilts are beautiful indeed.

    On Thu, Dec 10, 2020 at 8:42 AM Louisa Enright’s Blog wrote:

    > louisaenright posted: ” Turkey Tracks: December 10, 2020 Ongoing Quilty > Projects, December 2020 As usual, I have multiple quilty and garment sewing > projects going on. I move from one to the other as my momentary interest > prompts. Joy and engagement prompts me, not stre” >

    emaislen

    December 10, 2020 at 9:49 am

  2. Your quilts are so inspiring, just wondering if you ever use your Longarm to baste your quilts?

    wendysquilting

    December 27, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    • I haven’t. But with your encouragement, I just watched some videos of how to do it, and I think I’ll try it for the next handquilting project.
      I really hate the pins—-they can sometime leave unwanted holes, etc. Thanks so much.

      louisaenright

      December 28, 2020 at 9:11 am

      • You are welcome. I have only recently basted quilts for a customer and was amazed at how much easier it was.

        wendysquilting

        December 28, 2020 at 9:17 am


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