Tuesday, November 5, 2013

What I'm Working On

I thought that I would share with you a couple projects that I am working on right now.  I just finished sewing a casing to a throw that I had made a while back as a shop sample.  Hubby wanted to hang it at the office at work.  So now that is ready.

I am busy putting the binding on a wall hanging that I made for a guild and club challenge.  Since my time was limited at the time,  I decided to combine the challenges and that way I only had to make one. For the guild we needed to use 1 1/2" strips in our challenge that were given to us at the Christmas meeting.  For the club challenge, we needed to use the navy reproduction print in our quilt.  I was fortunate enough to have reproduction 1 1/2" strips in my roll, so I thought it would work out perfectly with the navy reproduction fabric.

I love stars, especially the evening star pattern.  I decided to make 4" finished stars using the 1 1/2" strips for the star points and some for the backgrounds of the stars.  The navy fabric I used for the rest of the stars and border and binding.  I used the same cream fabric for the centers, but I embroidered little designs in the center of the navy stars.  I used my embroidery machine also for the quilting designs in the centers of the other stars.  Unfortunately, I was not able to finish it by the meeting, but I am very happy with it.

While I had my embroidery machine ready, I thought that I would embroider a design that I am going to use in the center of another wall hanging.  This is the embroidery:

Interesting that while I was working on my projects the birds were really singing outside my window.  Here is one of my feathered friends!

Happy Sewing,

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