Monday, December 21, 2015

Quilting and Just Because.....

I am going to start off with the "just because" part.  A few days ago I looked over and saw this:
It is a spool of white weaving thread. But the crystal in my window was "shooting rainbows" into the room. I couldn't resist taking a photo. Wouldn't it be cool if the thread was really those colors?

I know some of you are thinking I have quit quilting.  But I have made several pieces I can't show until after Christmas (or even later!)  Today,  I have been doing a nice meandering quilting on a quilt.  I can't show the whole thing right now, but here is a bit of the quilting.
I am not doing a lot of fancy quilting on it, because it needs to be soft and comfortable.  So, meandering seemed the best way to go.  There are a few places that I will do some pebbling but I am saving that for last.

I also wove some cloth in which I used some handspun yarn made of bamboo and silk mixed together.  I actually did the spinning and immediately took the yarn singles off and wove them in.  Here is the final cloth. Only some sections have the handspun yarn.

I loved my handspun in there so much that I have already made more yarn to use in my next weaving project.
So much to do - Yes, I am retired, but I seem to have less time than I did prior to retiring.

In case you don't hear from me again this week ---Have a very Merry Christmas!

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suemac said...

Merry Christmas to you too

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Merry Christmas Gene! You are busy having fun creating many different ways.

Sonia Parham said...

Merry Christmas Gene! it would be cool to have thread in the rainbow colors. :)

Jeanna said...

Nice peek into something I can tell is going to be pretty.

Merry Christmas, Gene.