The disappearing 4 patch was completed earlier this week. Just in time for my trunk show at the Vancouver Quilt Guild.
Here’s a picture of it: all quilted and bound!
I also finished 2 other quilts made with Grandma’s fabrics: A 4 patch on point made with 3 ½” squares and a Shoo-fly (made with 3 ½” strips and sashing).
And the “Green Elephant” quilt was finally bound and it’s on it’s way to a sweet baby girl.
That’s all the quilting I’ll be doing for awhile as my machine is starting to skip stitches and needs to visit the doctor. (And yes, I changed the needle, re-threaded, cleaned the machine … and it’s still skipping). However, I will be able to work on piecing for short periods of time.
Happy Quilting Everyone!
I’m still quilting the green elephant baby quilt … I somehow doubt if it will be done before I leave for a week’s retreat at a friend’s on Lummi Island. I still need to pack.
Packing for a retreat. It’s always a struggle and I usually end up taking much, too much stuff to work on. We won’t have a lot of space, so I won’t be taking my big machine that I quilt on. However, I will be taking my new featherweight and my featherweight table. I still need to decide which projects I will be working on. Although, I do have a few ideas …
- Grandma’s fabrics (4 lap-sized quilts in total) That should be enough, right? I’ll tell you about Grandma’s fabrics in a later post.
- Smith Mountain Morning (a quilt I started last fall in a class with Bonnie Hunter)
- a retreat bag … or at least the supplies for it. You can find the pattern and order the supplies for it here: http://emmalinebags.com
That should be enough. We don’t sew 24/7, but we should get a lot of quilting done.
What do you pack for retreats? I’d like to know what your essentials are!
Happy Quilting everyone!
This spring, I visited a cousin and she had made a very cute baby quilt for her soon-to-be-born granddaughter. I couldn’t remember exactly what it looked like and I didn’t take a picture. 😔. So I designed something similar. This was the second one I made and the third is in the “almost finished quilting” stage. It was easy to quilt with organic lines that outlined the elephants.