The Threaded Timber Tree (by HD Designs) above was the main project I wanted to work on this weekend. I got it cut out on Friday night (Not as bad as you might think with the proper tools--a little tiny rotary cutter and some sharp scissors with a spring to open them). I even managed to do some decent mitered corners on the borders. Those are always a challenge for me. Now to let it sit and simmer a while, while I figure out how to quilt it ...
Connecting Threads a while back) done at home, but I wanted to sandwich it for quilting on the big tables we'd have available at Quilt Camp. I have a pretty good set-up for quilting at home now, but not for laying it out and doing the sandwiching. I'm still thinking about just HOW to quilt it -- I'm getting closer to a final quilting design.
Here's a closeup of the flying geese. I used the 1-seam method to make the geese, so there are little pockets behind the triangles. The single seam runs perpendicular down the back of the triangle. I love this method!
This was the entrance to our cabin. Made me wish I'd brought a long my skis and ice skates--Yes! They had a little skating rink right outside the main lodge.
My mom and me at Quilt Camp. It's been a while since we could do this together.
The last project I worked on Sunday Morning was a cover for my Mom's calendar. No pattern, just cut and designed to fit her calendar. That's a challenge in itself, and always takes longer than it should. I free-motion stitched it for her to add an added layer of texture and dimension to it. My mom is a great quilter in her own right (She does a lot with the applique wall hangings and special stitches.), but she doesn't do free-motion quilting like this, so she appreciated it even more. And I got to keep a chunk of the leftover fabric. Love this Olokun blue!