Thursday, September 3, 2015

Third Review for September

The cotton fields are coming into bloom. Before long it will look like a 'field of snow'. 

Here we are, almost at the end of September. 

I posted my intentions on the first, and I've done two reviews during this month. I'll be adding pictures and text over the next few days as they roll on by. 
I now have the sashing/border around the center piece, and black borders on also. The final border of 1" finished half square triangles will have to wait until I can find my Thangles for making them. Well, I tried to find them, but I didn't. I'm not waiting any longer. Here is my pile of HSTs all pressed and ready to be trimmed to 1&1/2" square! 96 of them to do. 

And I have finished this quilt made with deconstructed screen printed fabrics. 
The feather wreath block is so soft. This quilt was pieced improvisationally. That made it necessary for me to customize each design to the area it would go into! It's pretty busy, but that doesn't seem to slow anyone down from wanting to try it out.
And here's a closer look at the binding. I sewed it by machine with my favorite decorative stitch, I call 'heartbeat'. 
I finished off this next piece into an over sized mug rug. I like lots of cookies with my coffee!!
And the reverse for when I want a bit of a change of scenery. The quilt design only shows up well in dim light. 
Then I got busy with a piece I had on one of my design walls for 'way too long' and added borders, put on a facing, inserted a piece of Peltex for structure, and added a piece of fabric over the back. It looks a lot like the insidecover of a hand bound book. I attached the hand dyed lace piece with buttons. On this picture, my caterpillar still had his tail. He has since gotten a docking! 

My next activity will be trimming up those half square triangles and making the border with them for my little "woolies" piece. And they are done and attached. Next step will be the quilting of it. 
I also took my Sunrise/Sunset piece off the design wall, mounted it onto the long arm and worked out a design. I had already stitched in the ditch around the border. It has been trimmed and a binding attached to the front. Just waiting for hand stitching the binding to the back, etc. 
I'm definitely learning how to tweak designs to fit into the spaces I want them for. 
And I've just started reading this book:
It's very interesting and something I never learned much about as I grew up. Jesus and God yes, but Holy Spirit not very much. 
What's been on your reading radar lately?

It's 12:11am Tuesday, I think I'd better get some sleep so I can get at more sewing and quilting tomorrow. 

I'll do the final review in a couple of days, but this is so full of pictures I think I'd better post it now. 

May God bless you with a restfilled night,


Madtatter80 said...

Very nice quilts and fun to see!

Terry said...

I've wondered what cotton looked like before it was in bloom! I love your sunset/sunrise piece and your quilting design looks perfect! My, you accomplish LOADS!!!! Terry

Luann Fischer said...

The cotton picture is after the flowering stage and the boll is forming the cotton. The flowering stage is very pretty as they are small pink and white blooms.
And I was busy again today, so by the first of October I will have a few more pictures to show!!

Thanks ladies for stopping by and leaving a comment. It is the only way I know that someone is being entertained by my antics!!

May God bless you both,

Aussie Jo said...

Very productive Luann, I especially love the flower quilt, the black really makes the flowers pop. I also love the soft colours of the deconstructed screen quilt.

Luann Fischer said...

Aussie Jo,
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.
The flowers quilt with the black background is one of three 'ready' to be finished pieces. I'm toying with the idea of some very minimal quilting, using my longarm.
Tomorrow's weather will determine what I get to do! I just looked at the clock, I guess it's today's weather already!!
What have you been up to lately? Do you have a blog or similar place where you show your creative side?

Have a great day,

Monica said...

It's all lovely, Luann. I particularly like the triangle pieces on the grey background - they look fabulous.

Luann Fischer said...

I see you're catching up with me and my antics! Spending time with my family is very important to me also. Gotta enjoy the kids while you can. Hope all is going well in your sewing room.