Friday, June 17, 2011

This and That Sewing

I've basted the embroidery Mystery quilt and its ready for machine quilting...I'm still working out in my mind what I'll do. I had a little fun with the back: a bar quilt! Its hard to see in the photo but the black fabric is really a reproduction black/gray print.I also finished hand piecing the little circles that I started in Boston...still thinking about what to do with them.
I did this little embroidery using chain stitch-I haven't ever done much with chain stitch and it was fun. I think I'll frame it. (I don't know why it came out quite this bright-its a batik but its really not this garish!)
I've been quilting at the frame but now I have a dilemma. I use Mettler 40 wt. thread for all my hand quilting. While I was in the US I grabbed two spools of Mettler white for this quilt but now I see I grabbed the wrong thread-the 50 wt. silk finish regular sewing thread. So either I switch threads in the middle or I order on-line the 40 wt. Yes, I will have to put the hand quilting on hold. Oh my! It really annoys me though because I actually was sitting and hand quilting again finally! That quilt will take two years at the rate I'm going.

That's my this and that sewing. I really need to start a new project. The Jane Quilt triangles are preying on my mind so I think I had better make a start on those-I can baste up the applique triangles and then I'll feel like I'm making progress! :)

5 comments:

Barb said...

Your projects are sooooo wonderful. I always hated that when in Amerika Samoa to run out of something....

beth said...

You have a lot of pretty things going on there. I especially like that little embroidered piece!

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Well Hello,

So nice to see you again, and yes i still do sew and quilt but have been re-doing some cushions lately instead.

Love you quilt you are doing and love the colors!

Thanks for your nice comment about the porch!


Terry

Roslyn said...

Your hand piecing is perfect Miri, I am envious! Interested to see what you do with those circles.........

P. said...

Oh, I really like the bars for the backing. What lovely things you have in progress!