I taught my first 2018 class on New Year’s Day!! Patsy and Katie wanted to learn the basics of the alphabet quilt so we started bright and early. The sunshine was wonderful and we had a great time.
We had lots of days like this in January.Fortunately, our children gave us a new coffeemaker. Ours was very old. 🙂 A good friend gave me the thermal cup: sewing makes everything better. For sure. Hot coffee on a cold day.
I worked on my Bari J blocks. Lots of log auditions.Settled on this color combo.Made this.
I started knitting a sweater for Roscoe. He is very patient.
I worked on my #barijquiltalong blocks some more.Progress shot. Not liking the rail fence at the bottom. That will be a redo. Fowler and I are pondering.
I taught a beginner embroidery class for “Nevertheless” at Jennifer’s house. First time doing that. Very fun! She was a great hostess!
I taught this class a LOT in January. This beauty belongs to Beverly.
My Meals on Wheels quilt. I’m trying to make one quilt a month for their 2018 Christmas distribution. My friend Carol M donated the flannel.
Remember my cross stitch piece from December?
I worked on this a lot in January. 🙂 I have a lot to do! Bring on February!
My new Modern Rainbow circle quilt! I have not attached the hanging sleeve or the binding yet. It will probably be my first finish of 2018. 🙂 I found the pattern in Modern Rainbow.I cut 3″ squares from some solids and started working on a color progression. I did lots of pondering! I also realize I need to run a lint roller over my flannel boards!I needed 24 sets to make up the segments. Three different fabrics in each set. I did not have 72 solids so I did use some tonal prints. I also used the reverse of a couple of fabrics. This took a long time and the color progression has some issues but it was really kind of awesome to work this.
Here are my 3″ square leftovers. I will use them for another quilt one day.
I started sewing the sections together and just loved it. I paper pieced these for accuracy. I was having a big time……until I got to the curves.I have NEVER been a master of the curve. I have friends who ARE masters. I KNOW it is doable, just not by me.
I tried again on another section. Not good. It was obvious this was not going to work. I sewed the entire circle together (I am not going to show you a picture of THAT) and I took it to Theresa DeWalt, queen of the custom quilters. She kindly suggested I applique just the pieced circle to a background. I DO know how to applique.
So then it looked like this! Theresa is a genius.
I saved my money and sent it to her to be quilted. Oh my.
Now it looks like this.Fabulous circles and feathers.Geometric diamonds.Corner feathers.
It measures 42″ square. It is one of my favorite quilts EVER. I’m so happy I didn’t give up!! Thank you Theresa. Happy New Year everybody!