Monday, June 12, 2017

A Finish and a Win




Since my husband's knee surgery last Monday, my time has pretty much been spent helping him with his recovery.  He's doing really well, but it's been a challenge for both of us.  One of the ways I try to stay calm is working on my hexagon project.  Here are rosettes numbers 27 and 28.



I finished this wall quilt which dates back to a workshop with Karen Combs in April 2016. All it needed was the binding and I finally decided to check it off my list.  Since I wasn’t in love with it anyway, I decided to attempt a machine binding.  This time I tried glue basting the corners and that did help.  It’s far from perfect. I still need to figure out how wide to cut it versus how big a seam to use attaching it.

Sew 30 minutes a day - Challenge


Also, to my surprise, I won Annie’s Sew30SewFUN May 2017 Challenge.  I now have a very nice gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop.  I’m going to resist the urge to shop immediately, though, and look for something that especially tickles my fancy.  Annie will be continuing the challenge another month, if you are interested in jumping aboard.

5 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

would love a fat quarter shop gift certificate! I actually have a wish list going on there :) hope your husband heals soon

Frog Quilter said...

Your rosettes are looking good. I too have a Kare Combs project. Still in a box.... Ugh.

Doreen Auger said...

I'm completely fascinated by Karen't 3D feel piecings. Glad to hear the recovery is moving in the right direction and the hexies are coming along, too!

Debbie said...

Glad hubby is healing and things are going well. Hugs to you for being the caregiver.
The 3-D looks good, and glad you finished it up. Machine binding on small projects is a good way to figure out your best method and cutting. Congrats on the win.....I am waiting for an order from there. I got the Simple corners ruler since Bonnie is out of stock on them:)

O'Quilts said...

congrats on the win...my sympathies to your man...knee is hard but so worth it.