Saturday, October 18, 2014

Progress at the Ranch, but Not Much Quilting This Week

I had hoped to accomplish more on my Jane Stickle quilt this week, but it was not to be.  The repairs on the ranch house, which have been in the works since a water line break in March, are very slowly nearing completion.  Furniture has been set back in place and boxes have been emptied.  We now know what could not be salvaged and will be replacing four mattresses and box springs as well as a television and other items.  There is also some carpentry work needing to be finished such as the addition of back splashes and doors that need to be hung. 

I managed to get sashings added to Rows F and G. Except for a few hexagons done in the evenings, that is about all I accomplished.   

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Slow Sunday Stitching -- Hexagons

My slow stitching project today continues to be hexagons.  I've had one completion this week and another one that is fairly close that I hope to finish today.  I did manage to get several units pieced and ready for the needle.  So, as I can steal time this week, there may be more progress.

I'm linking to Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching post.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Scrambling This Week and Next

This has been a catch up week full of chores and other commitments.  And, I just learned that an out-of-town friend will be visiting next week.  Guess I better move those housekeeping chores to the top of the list.  Plus, furniture is scheduled to be moved back to the ranch house next week now that repairs from the broken waterline that occurred in March are near completion.  Needless to say, not nearly as much sewing was done this week as I would have liked, and probably less will be done next.  

I did manage to complete this flimsy made from a fat quarter of French General fabric I won in a giveaway from LA Quilter back in March.  It finished at approximately 48 X 66 inches and will be a good sofa sized quilt for Christmas.  Thank you, again, Vicky, for brightening 2014 for me.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Two Rows and Three Hexies

Two more rows for my Jane Stickle quilt have their sashings.  Row four is already attached to the main body and row five is ready to be added.

I've also completed three more hexagons.  I need to piece some new units so they’ll be ready for evening handwork.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Another Row

My favorite machine for piecing is an 18 year old Pfaff.  It’s out of service right now so that gave me an excuse to unpack my travelling machine, my Featherweight, for piecing the rows on my Jane Stickle quilt.

It’s actually a better machine for this purpose.  It has a very narrow presser foot.  The standard width presser foot on my Pfaff kept fighting the seam allowances in the narrow sashing strip between the rows.

Here are rows one and two.  

Monday, September 29, 2014

Progress on Jane Stickle Quilt

It has been slow going, but work has continued on my Jane Stickle project.  The first row is on the design wall.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Just Hexagons This Week

Progress in the sewing room has been nil this week due to a series of unexpected circumstances.  The only quilting related activity was spent on hexagons.  It sure is nice to have a portable handwork project when life blindsides you. 

My collection of completed hexagons is slowly growing.  I put them on the design wall so I could get a sense of how they will look.  I think I want to mix in more red.