Hello Everyone! I hope you had a good week! Today I have two partial finishes to share, one quilting and the other cross stitch.
I finished the Sunday Best Quilt Sampler top this week! Some people would consider this a finish because they send the quilt out to be quilted, but since I’ll quilt it myself, I’m considering it a partial finish. The fabrics in the quilt are from every released fabric collection to date of Sherri and Chelsi fabric by Moda, which I love. The fabrics are just so nice and bright and cherry.
There is one block in the sampler from each quilt in the book by Sherri and Corey. Sherri and Corey started the quilt along in the fall and give the directions for making the blocks all the same size and the finishing directions, but you do need the book to make the basic block.
Sherri added borders to her quilt and Corey’s finished just like I have it now. I’m debating on whether to add two side borders. I don’t want to make it any longer than it is now. You can tell how long it is because I could barely get it all in the picture, even standing on my ladder. Now to get the backing made and get it quilted. I don’t want it to linger in my pile to finish too long.
My second partial finish is Pink Hill Manor, part of the Anniversaries of the Heart Series by Blackbird Designs. I really enjoyed stitching this design. I’m stitching along with the #bbanniversaries2020 on Instagram with Olivia, @pumpkinhollowquilts and Deborah, @canopiedstitches.
I added Brothers and Sisters, then added the initials D, S, S, and A for Donna, Sandra (my sisters), Steve (my brother) and Andrew (my brother-in-law). I have decided I’m stitching this piece for my husband’s and my immediate families.
The fabric is 35 ct Old New England linen hand dyed by The Primitive Hare. I stitched Pink Hill Manor with most of the called for colors or the DMC alternate. These colors really are pretty. Today, I plan to choose the next chart and get the floss ready to go. I may take a little break from stitching the next design this week and concentrate on getting Baby It’s Cold Outside finished.
I spent a good part of this week going through my stash and cutting squares. This group is for my Moda Designers Rainbow quilt (I think I need to find another name). I sewed the corners on yesterday and will press and trim them today and get their white square sewed to each.
Since the colors are set on the diagonal, I won’t be able to sew the rows together until I get most of the groups made. I am making this for the rainbow challenge quilt that my guild is having. As I was cutting these Moda squares, I also dug into my green stash and cut 2 1/2″ squares for the rainbow charity quilt. I sewed the red squares together, but need to sew the blue and green ones together. I hope to have some progress on that next week.
I did a little shopping this week. I was looking for backing fabric for the Sunday Best Quilt and I needed batting. I was unsuccessful in the backing, so I ordered a Bella Solid from Fat Quarter Shop because it was on sale in February. I did find some cute fabric to make project bags with, though. I plan on working on those this week and having them in my Etsy shop by next Monday.
I hope you all have a great week and thanks for stopping by.