I’m back with a couple more finished projects . . . . My goal was to get everything finished in December, but I didn’t quite make it. I just got the rod pocket done on this one the other night.
The technique is from my Sizzlin’ Sixites book. The quilt is actually a reject from the book, so that’s why it wasn’t finished 6 months sooner. I decided not to use it in the book because I decided it wasn’t original enough.
But that after all that work, I decided I had to finish it. Plus, I love this border fabric.
Several of you have asked about the machine quilting on my quilts. I have an APQS Millenium that I use to quilt all my samples.
The center design in the block was done free hand, without marking or using a stencil.
Here’s how easy it was to do –
The hexagon block up of six 60-degree triangles, like the one shown below.
I started in the bottom corner, made a loop up in the center, and made my way back down to the right bottom corner of the triangle. If you do six of that motion in a row (without stopping), you get that simple design. Easy Peasy! I love when I don’t have to mark a stencil, it’s so much faster.
I also finished another runner from the Sizzlin’ Sixties book.
After seeing this picture, now I’m wishing for summer! It’s so nice to be outside (without four layers), have flowers blooming . . . . .
It’s still been really frigid here, with temperatures down to 25 below zero. We are expecting a warm up next week though, with highs into the twenties. I can’t wait! It will be nice to go outside a bit again. Plus, when it’s this cold, the furnace runs continually. When I was laying in bed last night listening to it run, I felt the urge to get up and go insert a dollar into it every fifteen minutes or so, just to keep the heat coming. Kind of like a Juke Box, but without the fun 😉
Have a good weekend and stay warm!