Saturday, October 25, 2014

Busy, busy, busy.

Even though I haven't been posting for a while I have been sewing.  I have had some personal health issues to deal with plus a good helping  Winter Lurgies which is why I have been a bit quiet here.  I did finish a quilt I started about two years ago out of my leftover strings and strips and triangles from bindings down the sides. It is hand quilted and bound now.  All I have to do is the label.

I quilted it vertically in all the strings and it looks great. sometimes the simple quilting is the most effective.

We have been running some classes this year encouraging our students to actually use some  their stash, especially bits left over from other quilts. I called it Ginger Beer quilts. Does anyone else remember homemade ginger beer and you halved the "plant" each time to make  that batch but added stuff to the original and left it to ferment till the next time. Very much like Sour Dough bread.
The Pennsylvania Log Cabin quilt was one of the classes and is a great way to use 1 1/2" and
 2 1/2" strips.  I made a queen size quilt from stuff left over from other projects. The only problem I have is that it hasn't made a dent in my stash.

So until next time

Happy stitching

from Therese.

p.s. I will be making a big effort to post more often.

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