Sunday, November 26, 2017

Amethyst Stars... 2/3 complete!!

Can you believe this...
I had to come back to my blog and see when the hand quilting on this big quilt started today...
July 15, 2017!!!
WOWEEE ... I am thrilled... I thought it had been a couple months longer! lol

Check out that blog post HERE!!!

Well today I am here to share with Kathy's Slow Stitching Sunday HERE all that I have been up to... including some delicious shots of my progress hand quilting this intricate pattern :D  So buckle up and read along my bloggy friends!

Here was the end of row 9 and a shot of the threads this project is taking....
 I am really enjoying the variety of stitching in each of the charm square blocks along the way.

Marking out the rope border is quick n easy with my Pounce pad :)
 Soon that and the argyle finish are complete too!
 And as promised a pic of all the threads I am using... Aurifil 28 wt, YLI 40 wt, and perle cotton 12 wt are all present and accounted for here ...
Can't decide yet but I think I will need more of the gold perle cotton I am using for the rope outside border... if so that is the only one that will need to be obtained... unless I need more Ecru DMC for the charm squares... I must order the gold online as it is Valdani and I am unable to locate locally... but the DMC is nearby at Joann's... so I can pop in there if need be to finish this quilt in the next few weeks!!!

And here is a shot of my frame and ROW 10 ... 
I have finished on the outer borders and ready to start the charm squares and stars here now :D

I hope you each had a great Thanksgiving ... me and my honey enjoyed the day immensely...
I heard from my kids and sent shout outs on facebook to those near and dear too!

Here was our table including the place mats I made...
Ready to be dressed with ham and turkey and all the fixin's...
Yummy!!!  It was really good too.  At this writing all the leftovers have been consumed so we did a good job of estimating our need and not having so much excess food in the house to be tempting... we are still working on weight loss goals and getting in better overall health.

Those place mats got made just in time before it was time to pack up the sewing room in prep for selling our home and moving a bit north... that is our goal anyway! lol

We also got to watch a rarely shown episode of Leave it to Beaver on Thanksgiving...
It is called "The Scrapbook" and it was the final episode... not sure why they don't play it when they play all the others over and over... but this episode and one other we hadn't seen played Thanksgiving and we were thrilled!

My son James and his wife (the ones the Amethyst Stars quilt is for)... built themselves a new table over this holiday weekend too...
 Above was them working on finishing it up and below it is in their bedroom ready to give them respite!
Doesn't it just look amazing!!??  I LOVE that he got some untapped handy genes somewhere/somehow!

So here is my sewing room today with my latest sewing machine project I fiddle with when I need a diversion from hand quilting and packing more stuff up....

Gloria... my Singer 301a is doing a fine job of precisely piecing the hexi centered blocks... I need quite a few to make us a quilt for our bed though... lol!

My 401a and fabric chest and cutting table and ALL OF MY STASH (meaning Bonnie Hunter's ... On Ringo Lake mystery is getting printed for making once we are relocated!!!) is packed away except for what you see above!!!!  We couldn't believe how many boxes it took to wrangle my sewing stuff ... and I am NOT DONE YET!!! lol  I have sewing items in EVERY room... but by the end of THIS DAY TODAY those should all be boxed and ready for a new home somewhere north where seasons again exist :D

Please keep us in your thoughts/prayers as we look for God's will in our move north of here... are you doing Bonnie's mystery this year??  I would love to hear about that too!!  I am a HUGE fan and this will be my first time to try out her mystery :D

Hope all is well for you and yours!  Please take time if you like to go visit the others who are linking their slow stitching hand done projects at Kathy's quilts today and remember until my next post to...





11 comments:

  1. I hope your move goes smoothly. Sounds like your packing is organized. I've never done one of Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilts but I save the patterns. Someday I would like to do one or two of them but I would have to change the colors into my choices. Love the quilt you are quilting. That cable is one of my favorite stencils. Blessings on your move!

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  2. Good progress is being made on the quilt and the box packing. Love the argyle border. Next time I mark, a pounce pad is on my list. I like Bonnie's quilt patterns, however, I have too many on bucket list. Lol. Glad you had time to post while stitching and packing.

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  3. Such a beautiful quilt and placemats.
    Good luck with your move. I think I enjoy the leftovers more than the initial meal. :)

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  4. I love the colors in your current project. Good luck with your move. So much work involved with moving but it is also very exciting.

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  5. Good luck with your move. Your quilting is looking awesome. I love the variety of threads. I have a whole bunch of inherited perle cotton that I don't know what to do with. Now I have some ideas.

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  6. Your quilt is looking lovely! I love all the colours of thread you are using. Best of luck with your move.

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  7. Beautiful hand quilting and I hope that all goes well in regards to selling your place and finding another.

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  8. are you moving before the house in Florida sells? I do hope it sells quickly for you. The quilt on the frame looks wonderful. I would hate to have to pack for a move but yet try to leave out somethings to be able to use but understand the agent will want the house almost bare when they show it

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  9. Lovely quilt on the frames. I, too, love hand quilting. you are using such a variety of threads - too fun.

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  10. Your quilt is looking so beautiful! So, do you mark your quilt as you are quilting? I guess it would rub off if you premarked it, huh? I love what you are doing with all the pretty colors. You guys are kidding about moving, are you? You are getting all packed up.... how exciting!

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    1. Oh and your son and wife's bed is incredible! Great job! Isn't that quilt going to be beautiful on it?

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