We’re been declared to be in a level 2 drought situation here in south eastern Ontario. The grass crunches underfoot. The air is dusty when it blows. It’s also very hot. We have no A/C but we’re doing fine, if a bit uncomfortable. It cools off enough at night, although there was certainly a time pretty recently when I would have said, “What a hot night that was.” But compared to the daytime temps, it’s cooling off adequately. It’s amazing what you can get used to, and quickly too.
I’ve been working in the basement to machine quilt 4 community quilts that I was given longer ago than I care to say but they’re done. Big yay! My recent funk caused quite a backlog of work and I’m happy to be catching up.
Be warned that this post is very picture heavy.
Here’s the first one I machine quilted. I feel like I could have chosen a better stitching pattern (Brick Work). I was thinking to mimic the pattern but it busied up an already busy look. Let’s hope I never do this again. I mean, it’s ok, but it could be a nicer effect.
You can click to expand any of these pics.
The next one I machine quilted was a better result. This flimsy was a combination of very busy blocks and a calmer 9 patch. The back fabric is a paisley with pink in it too. I chose a busy stitching pattern (Angry Chickens) and a pink thread to tie the different parts together. I really like how this one turned out.
The third one is my favourite of the four, probably due to the harvest colours which is my go-to palette. It was the largest of the quilts, 68″ x 48″, I think.
Common to most of the front fabrics was red so that’s the thread colour I chose. Luckily the back also had a tiny bit of red. It all worked out really well. I chose a simple medium stipple.
And last was an Amish looking flimsy featuring four lovely fabrics paired with black. The look is flying geese but it’s all done in hst’s.
The back fabric was just black and white. The colours on the front suggested a light green thread, but because that would have disappeared on the back, I used a different colour in the bobbin – black. The effect was nice. I stitched it using Bebits in the Wind, to go with the flying geese.
And to finish off, a couple of detail shots of the front.
I don’t expect to get this productive again soon. There’s a lot of work around the house that has now fallen behind. Toodles!!
Btw, I’m linking up to WIP Wednesday on TNTN. Lotsa good places to visit there! (Button on right)
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