So, what's been happening recently in the studio? I'm working on only 2 major projects. First up is Scrap Squad quilt #4. Sharon was here last weekend and we came up with a color scheme and a plan. It is paper pieced so is quite the challenge for me as I am not good at eyeballing the sizes of the fabrics. I was hoping to use only fabric from my stash but I was running out and needed to buy something to match the oldest piece I was using. 3 stores later I have a great match. You'll have to tell me in a couple of weeks whether you see any differences. Of course, no photos to share of SS #4.
Here's the other piece I am working on. It is a machine embroidered red work and patches wall hanging. I agreed to donate a quilt to my church's auction which will be held in late September so I am focusing on it also. These are the first machine embroidery I've tried. I bought all the designs, directions etc on a cd at the quilt shop where I bought my machine. It was a fun and easy to do design. Thank goodness. Below is a close up of some of the units while I was working on them.
Last week's goals were to work on the Christmas Quilt and Scrap Squad #4. Yep, that's what I did. Probably not enough but when I sewed I was working on those two. I also started quilting the FCQ Charity quilt.
Week of August 20
Continue piecing Scrap Squad #4
Continue sewing together Christmas Redwork
Quilt FCQ Charity Quilt
Quilt Jenny’s String Quilt
Just remembered. The week before when the computer was having a spa week or two, I finished the Flamingo quilt. (Hey, it was the end of July so I really needed to finish something!) I used my spiral circles design boards. It is being donated to Project Linus in Howard County, Maryland through Faithful Circle Quilters. Last time Sharon was down for a sewing weekend she had flamingo fabric from a guild challenge. One of the members was downsizing and donated her flamingo fabrics thus was born the flamingo challenge. One of these days I will show some of the other quilts from the challenge.
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