Quilting up a Storm

It’s been another busy weekend of quilting.  I got started Friday and several more projects are out of the UFO bins and finished and others are nearing completion.

Here’s two that are now done.  I can’t take credit for the humming bird block – it’s been lingering in the swap bin for years and was a block I received from someone else but it turned out as a very cute wallhanging.  The bear block was an extra sample block I had made for a Nifty Fifty swap so was a lone orphan in the stash  and is now a finished project.

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Then there were the mitten swap blocks.  I pulled out the machine button hole stitched ones and set them together.  Here’s the top.  I played with different meanders when quilting the background of the  mittens to try out some different things and now just have the binding to sew down which is on tonight’s agenda.


Today was also spent gazing at quilt eye candy at the Wisconsin Quilt Expo. Lots of lovely quilts and lots of lovely vendors!  My stashbusting efforts took kind of a hit but not too bad considering I only bought fat quarters.  Some to finish a project and some for an upcoming project I’ve started collecting them for which needs to be done before February – a quilt for an auction fund raiser.  Also a new little LED light that hooks to the sewing machine which is bendable so can adjust to just the right spot to shed more light when machine quilting so I’m anxious to give it a try.  An oh yes, a little kit for a pillow – the top is hand embroidered and colored with crayons and has a cute scruffy dog on it that was just too cute to pass up.  I keep thinking it’s Sunday since I took Friday off but no… one more day to sew! 🙂  And look bounty from the garden just picked too!