Saturday, March 13, 2021

a small gift

I made a fun little project recently.  A gift for my cousin's birthday.  I used an applique shape that I had drawn for a previous project and outlined it with some big stitch quilting.

I love the background fabric.  All different names for Jesus from the Bible.  I knew she would appreciate that.
I finished it with a red zipper :0)  (red lining too but I didn't get a picture of that)

I also spent an afternoon getting this "6 inch blocks with flying geese quilt" basted for some machine quilting.  So far, I have done a bunch of straight line quilting in the ditch alongside the geese.  I'm hoping to put some kind of free motion feathered design over the blocks but I am still figuring that out.  Free motion feathers are fast and fun.  I put flannel on the back of this quilt - it should be good for snuggling under.

I've also been playing with scraps and making these Peony blocks.  I'm not sure where this is going but its been fun so far!

 I actually started a job a couple of weeks ago.  I've gone back to teaching - working as a substitute teacher mostly in Home Economics classes.  (they don't call it that anymore but I do)  I'm not sure how this will affect my time for sewing.  So far I still seem to fit some in everyday :0)

Happy Quilting!!


Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

Congratulations on starting a new job - that's exciting. Your projects look great. What a sweet tulip and on such subtle but meaningful background fabric.

Michele said...

What a gorgeous project for your sister. I'm curious about the names of God fabric. Do you know the designer? I've never seen it and can't find it online. It's so beautiful. I'm sure your sister will love it. Michele

Kyle said...

So far so good with finding the time to work on your projects. You're getting quite good at MQ such a large quilt yourself. Free form feathers are fun to do. The quilt is going to be awesome.

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Oh my, back to work even part time does cut into the quilting time. I'm sure you will make time for quilting each day. With the onset of Daylight Savings ( a ritual that needs to stop one of these days) I am back to driving to work in the dark. It doesn't really stop the morning stitch time, it just makes driving more of a challenge. Hope all goes well with your new job. looking forward to seeing the free motion feathers on that great quilt!

JohnR said...

That's a lovely quilting gift for our dear cousin. btw Hope you're enjoying your substitute teaching opportunities. Don't forget to eat your lunch when subbing..

Lori said...

I bet you are an awesome teacher!!
Love the quilt! I know your machine quilting will make it even extra special.