I am working on finishing my version of The Farmers Wife 1930’s quilt. The blocks have been done for months (8/16), the sashing fabric has been bought and stowed, and the idea of how to put it together has formed. I started it yesterday, and I like it so far. The Apple green solid is very refreshing in-between the blocks. I am having fun with the little corner stones and setting blocks, in picking out one that doesn’t match the block it’s near. This quilt is for me, I don’t particularly like the thirties fabrics or pastel colors, but there is an appeal for me. The setting that is shown in the book is with white setting triangles and a border, too many bias edges for me. My blocks are on point, but the sashing stabilizes them, and all those edges and seams have a place to lay flat.
For the past two months I’ve been working on three commission quilts. They are for a company in NY, and will hang in their conference room. Its been a good learning experience for me, in a good way. I got the confer with architects and building designers, plus branding designers. So much goes into the making of an office that once was an open space in a large old building. It made me feel like a professional too. I had my first ever conference calls, I was shipping out samples and proposals, and having people genuinely interested in the quilting process. Phew, art can be a lot of work. The quilts are done and ready to ship, just waiting on the final word from the designers.
Before I quilted the commissioned pieces, I wanted to finish up my Catkin quilt. I was doing a digital motif in the blocks and a ribbony thing in the sashing and borders. Simple enough, it was looking pretty good too. I got to the last advance and the backing was too short, not an inch or two, but a full ten inches. I don’t know what was going on the day I sewed that backing together, it’s a square, so I didn’t mount it wrong. I took it off the frame and added more to the backing. Luckily I had some of the same gray I used originally. So that’s going back on soon. That quilt is on my finish pile this year, it was a Scraptastic mystery quilt that I participated in May 2015. I think I’m going to fix the borders before I go any further with the quilting, looking at this picture, they are a bit wavey.
Lastly, this guy is growing like a weed. He’s five months old today, and just over 50 pounds.
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