Friday, October 27, 2017

A Week at Home

It’s nice to have some time at home between teaching trips — to catch up on email that I saved but didn’t read, unpack, do some laundry, repack....

This time I was home almost a week, so I got a little bit of sewing done. Here are two of the reverse Circuit blocks...

...and two more (maybe 10 to go?) as well as a Matrix Block in what I think is Step 3.

It’s finally getting cool enough that I’m seriously thinking about quilting the tops that I pieced over the summer. This is the Weekend Candy quilt from the Sleep Tight collection by Cotton + Steel. Pinned it up with wool batting and got all the straight stitching done with Mettler’s Transfil monofilament in the top of the machine and 40 wt Mettler silk finish 100% cotton thread in a medium grey in the bobbin. I chose the heavier 40 wt. thread for the bobbin because I’m going to do the free motion quilting with an even thicker 28 wt thread in the top of the Q-20 sit down longarm machine.

I was doing some blog hopping the other day and found this picture — drawstring candy bags are all well and good, but I really liked the elegant spooky tree and the purple diamond background. Funny how I get drawn into the little detail things and totally ignore the main point of the post! All in what the eye is looking for, I guess!

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