I did it. I finished another quilt top tonight. And I love it!
I just love it when a bunch of blocks are all connected into one piece of fabric. there’s something sort of magic about it.
But what the hell am I going to do with all these quilt tops? This is four that I’ve finished since the first part of September. I have no plans for any of them, except the blue one made on this pattern that’s for my friend who gifted me her mom’s Featherweight.
Well, I guess it’s keeping me off the streets at night.
I loved this view of the top as I was pressing the final seam.
Here’s some more eye candy…
So, I’ve been thinking about what to do with my woven stripes fabrics… and I was looking around on Pinterest today and ran across a quilt that combines stripes and plaids with solid shot cottons. I came upon this quilt featured on the Hearts Creations blog back in 2017.
I’ve been wanting to make another 16 patch quilt. I’ve also been thinking about doing one on point. So this might be the direction I go with my first woven stripes quilt.
I feel so good about this idea that I went online tonight and ordered around a dozen different colored pieces of shot cotton.
So, what’s so cool about shot cotton? It’s not dyed fabric. It’s fabric woven from different color threads. The warp and weft are different colors. So you see an almost iridescence when you look at these fabrics. A blue shot cotton might look blue from one angle and more purple from another angle.
Here’s a close up of a piece of shot cotton. You can see the different colored threads.
It’s really cool fabric and adds more dimension than a solid colored fabric. I can’t wait to see them all once they arrive.
In the mean time, I’ll have to find something else to work on. I think I’m going to pull out my Bernina and finish a couple bags that I cut out a few weeks ago. Might as well get them done before too much time passes. They will make great holiday gifts.
I had a nice busy and people filled weekend. It was nice, but I feel like I could use another day before heading back to work.
Yesterday Rico and I had his weekly sheep herding lesson. Then I ran home and grabbed some lunch. The we were back in the car headed for McMinnville to pick up some fabric that I knew they had. Then I headed to my friend Heather’s place for a dog training seminar. I didn’t get home until after 8:00. So I fed the dogs and fed myself. I had left a frozen container of my chili verde on the counter to thaw, so I had a yummy and warm dinner.
This morning we had good weather so I went and played pickleball for three hours, followed with brunch with a few of my fellow pickle ballers. I didn’t get home until around 3:00. We all got a nice 3 mile walk in before it got dark.
Now I’m ready to chill for a couple hours before bed.