Friday, February 15, 2019

The column quilts are done and so is my sweater

The last column quilts are done. Orange Columns and Medium Blue Columns  join Blue Columns and Yellow Columns.  

Orange Columns is 50" by 56". This donation quilt is quilted with a walking foot. I sewed horizontal lines 2" apart using #2784 blue Aurifil thread.

I cut a strips off of the side and bottom edge so I had enough for the binding. I still ended up 6" short so I used some 2 1/2" squares to make the binding long enough. 

The back is blue grunge fabric. 

Another donation quilt, Medium Blue Columns is 56" by 58". I used a length of fabric for each quilt and this was the shortest piece. 
Oops I should have flattened this on the floor. 
The back is the same blue grunge fabric that I used on a couple of the others. It looks different colors depending on the light. I think I might have enough of this fabric for another back unless I decide to use it in a quilt. 

Using Aurifil #2730 blue thread, I machine quilted this with horizontal straight lines every 2", 2", 2", 1/2", 2", 2", 2", 1/2"... I didn't have enough medium blue for a binding so I thought this stripe would be fun. Now I wish that I had put a 'wild' binding on each of the Column quilts.


I finally finished my Norwegian sweater. 

I had to buy buttons and with our weather, it took a couple of weeks for me to get to a store. 

I wasn't sure if I was going to like the neck detail but I do. I'm very happy with the way this sweater turned out.


Our weather outlook is more snow. The ice storm last week was horrid but the scenery was nice on a sunny Saturday morning.
The ice coated trees and grass glistened in the sun.
We've had heavy, wet snow and wind this week added to the ice from the ice storm. The kids missed more school. One even told me that he is bored with snow days this year! We have more storms predicted in the coming week. Will it ever end? 

At least I'm making progress on the pile of quilts  that I wanted finished. Only 3 to go and all of the tops are done. One needs quilting, and two need the binding hand sewn. I'd make even better progress if I quit starting more quilts! 

1 comment:

  1. Great quilts! Love all your colorful combos. But the sweater....oh my what a beauty! You did a wonderful job on it. Great design. BTW do you use buttons often? If so, size and sort because I have a couple of shoe boxes full of very nice ones from my daughter when she worked as designer at clothing company. Would love to send to someone who will use them. I no longer do clothing.



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