Thursday, July 16, 2020

Well helloooooo ...

It's amazing how good I can be at setting up some routines in my life, and yet in others I fail completely. Apparently blogging falls into the latter category :-|

But onwards ... let me share some of the things I've been doing ...

I got all the pesky 1" finished HST's trimmed and stitched all the upcoming borders for the Rajah-ish quilt that I'm slowly working on. I'm not quite finished all the border that comes before it, so there is still a bunch of piecing in my future. The trimming was TEDIOUS and I don't mind if I don't do any more for a little while ... I always say that, and then I end up doing more :-)

The days have been a little brighter, so I've tried to get a picture that showcases the sweet feathery quilting on the HOQH project - Lizzy did such a lovely job. It's actually really hard - the thread is such a perfect match and the piecing is so busy. You'll have to simply trust me that this quilt has such a pretty texture, and I'm beyond thrilled.

And here is the back of the quilt where it shows up a little better - but I have to say I'm in love with this toile. Wouldn't it make lovely setting squares in a blue and white quilt. I have enough left that I could consider doing something like that.

The final step - the binding - is complete now. The plaid binding is a slightly unexpected choice - but so were the checked sashing strips, and I'm pretty happy with how they turned out - so that's the way I went. It's actually kind of a modern print so it's another addition to the mismatch of eras in this quilt. I'm so glad to have finished something that has been in progress for about five years now!

Last of all for today - here is something I very rarely introduce to my stash - a layer cake! This particular one is going to be super useful for my next project. I actually can't wait to tell you what I'm going to work on - but I'm going to wait until I finish one of the two projects I'm currently working on - and the reason for that is because I've already changed my mind once so it's not out of the realms of possibility that I may change my mind again!

Well, that's it from me for now. I hope you're all staying safe and having time to do things you love. Chatter soon! xox


kupton52 said...

Hellooooo from southeastern West Virginia/USA! So glad you're posting again. Love your quilts--your eye for color and fabric are phenomenal! I've been having a hoot going through and reading your archived posts. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Diane said...

Hi Tara,
Your quilts are so inspiring! You have such a gift for choosing fabrics. I want to get lost in your stash!

Thanks for sharing!
Diane Smith
Willoughby, Ohio

Pam said...

Another beautiful quilt post. I am looking forward to seeing the next adventure. No quilting here, too busy helping DD with little triplets

QuiltGranma said...

I LOVE your fabric combinations... color, visual texture, etc.!

Wendy Caton Reed said...

What a fabulous finish! I love the plaid binding. Can't wait to see what you are doing with "Nancy's Needle". I rarely use precuts, but Betsy's fabrics are so delicious how could you resist?

Janet said...

Gorgeous. I really like the plaid. Yes, I absolutely love that toile. Can't wait to see what is next on your project list. How is Phebe coming along? I saw last night that the IQS is cancelled for 2020. That is so very heartbreaking, I look forward to it every year. Thank you for sharing your lovely quilts.


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