Monthly Archives: August 2016

Selvedge Quilt Progress

I continue to work on the selvedge quilt and have the top layered and ready to quilt.  I’m thinking of hand quilting parts, adding some buttons to keep help keep it together, and maybe some straight line machine quilting.   It is 66×96 inches and very heavy.   I do like how it is coming out.   Hopefully will have it done within a couple of months.

For the past week, while on vacation up in Rangeley, Maine, I’ve been working on Parts Department blocks.  I have a few blocks hand done–hexagon rings on newsprint fabrics.  Enjoy doing the handwork in the evenings while watching TV.

Stopped at a couple of quilt shops while in that part of Maine.  One in Farmington where I found some very polka dot and orange  fabrics that are waiting for a project.  In Rangeley, I stopped at the quilt store down the street from our B&B and found some great neutrals and some teal-ish fat quarters that will go well in the Parts Department quilt.

Rangeley is another beautiful part of Maine.   We enjoyed several hikes in the area (fairly easy ones), found some surprisingly good restaurants, did a lot of exploring the surrounding area, and had some great breakfasts at the Pleasant Street Inn B&B.   Great hosts, very comfortable rooms, delicious breakfasts all week long.  I’d go back again anytime!

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Selvedge Quilt

I’m working on a selvedge quilt and thought I had the blocks all made.  But when I went to lay it out, I still need at least 60 six and a half inch blocks!   But I am going to really love it when it is done.  I haven’t decided on the final layout–the picture is not the finished design but close.  I’ve been saving the selvedges for a long time and now I think I have a bottomless container full!

Three friends and I have been getting together once a week most weeks for a day of sewing.  What a luxury–great friends, common interests, fun conversations while doing one of the things we all like best!   It is challenging and inspirational to be together like this.

Farmer's Wife Blocks 54 thru 57

These are my latest Farmer’s Wife blocks.   I’m doing this with a small group and our plan is to do two blocks per week and have them all completed by the end of the year.  I have 60 blocks done so far and find I am really enjoying paper piecing.   After 60 blocks, it is finally getting easier!   It will be fun to see everyone’s quilts.Farmer's wife block Carol

I’m going to set them in the “bubble” fabric as show above.  This is going to be one big quilt!

Happy quilting, all.