Thursday, January 18, 2018

Quilting, Weaving and Learning

Finally, the quilting bug bit me while I was snowed/iced in on Wednesday.  The following quilt was pinned quite a while back and partially quilted.  Then a lot of "squirrels" needed chasing. (Chasing squirrels means I was sidetracked by other projects.)
Once it was under the needle again, it was pretty easy to get in the swing and finish the quilting on it.  Now all it needs is to be trimmed and squared up and then to have the binding put on it.
I am excited to be ready to finish the scrappy but fun bed quilt.

Did I mention that we were snowed in for TWO days?  The first day seemed to be perfect for weaving some fabric for a wrap that I will be making.  The fabric was made in just a little over one day.  Mostly because I had nothing else to really do since we were snowed in. (Okay, so nothing except the dozen or so other UFOs that are in a pile - over there.)
Here is the fabric.
This fabric is nice and snuggly.  It will make a perfect wrap for cooler weather -like we have had this winter.

Now, I have to share a secret with you - and it won't be a secret for long.  A bit over a month ago, I found out that Craftsy is launching "Craftsy Unlimited."  I got an offer to join during the soft launch period. I got a seven day free trial.  You can get that trial too.  I have watched quite a number of classes. Several of the classes I have watched have been cooking classes like Mexican Comfort Food (w/ Deborah Schneider) and Love Your Vegetables (w/ Anna Bullett).   But I have also watched some quilting technique classes, a fiber preparation class and even a drawing class.  One thing I have always loved is "knowing how it is done" - even if I don't ever do it.  So far, I am loving it.
I highly suggest that you sign up for the seven day free trial or maybe just go ahead and sign up for a monthly or yearly account.   And if you click through my affiliate link, I will get a small stipend - and you get the same great pricing.

PS - I have been cast in Arsenic and Old Lace.  I got the part I wanted "Mr. Gibbs."  Tonight is the first rehearsal for me.  I am so excited!!!!
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Tangos Treasures said...

Quilt looks great!! Love the weave fabric!
Congratulations on getting the part you wanted!!!

Jeanna said...

The quilting you did looks really nice and the colors are happy in the quilt. Congratulations on getting the part, have fun with it!

Marlene said...

Congratulations on getting the part you were hoping for.
Beautiful quilt. Lots of colour and fun surprises.

Barb said...

Your quilting is soooooo wonderful.....

Cathy Tomm said...

Love the quilting you got done!

Lynette said...

Gene, That is beautiful fabric. And the colors in the quilt are perfectly cheery for a snow-in day.