I worked on my Modified Trees by EvaPaige Quilt Designs. My husband was out of town and I hibernated in my study. It is quilted. And, it is REQUILTED on one side. I had eyelashes on the back and thought about letting it go, but I knew it was a mistake. It took less than 40 minutes to do the whole thing – rip and quilt.
While not a great picture, am thinking of embellishing with the silver string to mimic lights. Not sure I love it so tonight I bought some flatback crystals and will place those on it and see if I like that better. The binding was made and attached, as well as my label. It could very well be done by Sunday if I make up my mind.
This was my other project. It is a Moda Fabric collection, Midnight Garden, by One Canoe Two, and I love it! I won it on a blog contest and am really thrilled with it (and there is some still available). I am using it in the Squiggles QAL with Christa Watson and I think it will be quite fun. I have a few less than the pattern calls for, but I will just adjust. I have what I won and I am not looking for more (except maybe for the back). I think this will go together nicely.
I feel like I worked late a lot, and enjoyed it. Because I have a work project at the the end of February and this QAL and the Island Batik program starting I wanted to push myself a bit. So I think I did well:
- Washed, pressed cut Squiggles
- Quilted Modified Trees
- Made and attached binding for Modified Trees
TO DO for January month end:
- Make Squiggles blocks
- Assemble Squiggles blocks
- Embellish Modified Trees
February Includes the follownig:
- Finish Loon
- Two Island Batik smallish projects
- and move an office of 20 people!
So, wish me luck as I try to stay focused… I think I can do it, but it will take some concentrating when I have time. I am thinking about getting a little more control on my schedule and sticking to it! Otherwise, there won’t be time for just fun and I hate that.
It sounds like quite the productive week! I'm glad that removing the quilting and re-doing the work went so quickly and easily. It's nice when that happens and you can feel proud of the results!
Thanks, Yvonne. It is good when the re-do is worth it. It not only was wrong, I knew it wouldn't hold up – so it had to be done.
There is a definite theme in QBL this month: productivity! You are a shining example! Love that tree quilt, and ya, sometimes it just is better to rip and re-stitch. In the end we are happier!
You are right, although there are a few people who scare me with how much they get done! I am so glad I restitched; I will probably sell it so I couldn’t live with it going to someone else!
Very cool modified trees! It's a good thing eyelashes are easy to remedy. I've had to redo that before, too. You're getting a lot going and done in your studio these days. Interesting!
Thank you! They were fun to do and it's silly how we get caught up in something we don't like and trying to make it work. Once I gave that up it was easy!!
I like how your tree quilt is coming out, I think the idea of adding some embellishments is a very good one.
Thanks, Cheryl. I tried some crystals yesterday and think I like that. So, now to do it….