Thursday, January 30, 2014

WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?

A couple months ago I basted a really old UFO and I finally decided to take a break from other newer projects to get this quilted.  Unfortunately, I decided I couldn't do an over all easy quilt job on it, so it's taking me a lot longer to get it quilted.  The pumpkins were easy, but then there is the area around the pumpkins and the area around the apples, etc.  Everything is different!   I also had to order some other colors of quilting thread and it hasn't come yet.  


In the mean time, I made the 2 wristlets for the Christmas challenge (that I blogged about on Saturday) and set up my Featherweight on one side of my sewing table so I didn't have to change the foot and thread on my Janome.  I decided to leave the FW there because it's heavy enough not to get pushed off the table by the quilt I'm working on and because I might want to use it to do some piecing or something.


Also, in the mean time, I finished the hand embroidery for my "Over the River and Through the Woods" quilt designed by Crab-apple Hill.  Now I just need to make the blocks and flying geese.  Maybe I can finish it for next Thanksgiving and Christmas.


What's on your sewing table?

10 comments:

---"Love" said...

You definitely are a busy little bee! I hope to sandwich DIL's quilt today (with about 1.5" backing around the top on all sides!!). May not get it done today; a friend's husband is in ICU very ill, and I'm providing bed/breakfast to save miles for her. ---"Love"

Marsha said...

I can't wait to see the quilt! I see flags and pumpkins so I know I will love it! It is good you are getting it finished. The embroidery looks great, too. That will also be a wonderful quilt to have for the holidays. Have fun!

Janet O. said...

I think it is very smart to have your featherweight for piecing while you quilt on your other machine. Otherwise you might get tired of the difficult quilting, want to piece for a change, put it away and not get it out for a long time--at least that is what I would do. : )
Congrats on finishing the stitchery for your quilt. That is a lot of work, but what a beautiful quilt it makes!

moosecraft said...

Amazingly enough... "Snow Days" from Crabapple Hill is on my sewing table! :-) It sure is a lesson in piecing for me. I've heard so many good things about how well the featherweights handle piecing. Thinking about looking to get one... Congrats on getting a head start on Christmas goodies!

Beth said...

You have a lot going on for sure. My Over the River is a top, not sure when it will get finished.
I have a quilt I am piecing for DD on my table. I also have the backing for Bunny Hill pieced. I bought batting today. I need to layer it and get it done!

Karen said...

It looks big! Can't wait to see the reveal. I'm doing the same thing with some older quilts, doesn't it feel good?

Barb said...

pretty embroidery!
those kinds of quilts are always a challenge to quilt. Approaching it a section at a time is a great idea. hope your new thread arrives soon

Lori said...

I'm looking forward to seeing this UFO. It looks so pretty!!

a good yarn said...

What's on my sewing table? The ironing I don't want to do because it just too hot!

Feathers in my Nest said...

I sew in front of a double window also, can't have enough light! You most likely know this already but, the design on your Singer FW is called "Paper Clip"...she's very pretty.....I have a 1925 Singer 99-13 that I just adore..beautiful quilts you make....