I really love having a hand project for those times when you can't be sitting inside at the machine. The past week or so we've been visiting family, so I brought this quilt along to start the deconstruction process.
I'm really enjoying the process. It's nice to put my feet up, have a drink at the ready, and work out all these stitches One.at.a.time.
I'm saving all the yellow pieces to reuse later. The coloured blades show lot of wear and I don't think any of these pieces are good for anything but stuffing.
All the fabrics are cuddly soft, and I'm being very careful not to damade the yellow blade or centre fabrics as well as the white background.
As I work on each block, I'm also removing any old quilting stitches on the block. Most of the quilting has already come out on its own from use and laundering, but there are areas near the edge that are still secure.
I really hope to get a bunch more done on this quilt. I'm at the stage where I'm excited to see all the white space appearing :)
Mary is a local quilting friend who loves to piece, but gets bogged down during quilting. These are 2 of the quilts I machine quited for her this spring :)
Working with local schools has been very fun and the students are pushing me to design ever more interesting layouts from simple subunits. Take a look at the third quilt I helped to make this year!
Memory quilts aren't always cute and cuddly, this t-shirt quilt is all about hard rock and good times!
A local Mom asked me to turn her children's baby outfits into a bed-sized quilt and I happily agreed!
A very sentimental Mom asked me to make a bed-sized quilt from her children's baby clothes, and this is going to be one beautiful memory quilt!