Monday, April 27, 2020

Weekend Sewing Progress

Since the days are blending into each other a bit, I've been trying to keep the weekends for the fun sewing, just to have a bit more of a routine.  This weekend, I actually got to go in to work at the quilt shop for a couple hours.  I cut kits for a couple of projects and got fabric for a sample.  Then I came home and worked on finishing up my One Monthly Goal for the month!
I thought for weeks about how to quilt this, but in the end I decided on a hook swirl over the whole thing.  I really like it!  I used a soft gold thread from Aurifil in 50 wt.  It took me longer to figure out how to quilt it than it took to actually do it...haha!
I thought about outlining the stones, but there was sooo much sky in the panel, that I really felt an overall quilting pattern would work the best.
I used one of the blues from the Solstice collection for the binding.
And here's the backing.  After that I decided to quilt the Windmills table topper I started earlier this month.  I was having a hard time trying to decide how to quilt it, too.
I decided to use a bright yellow thread and quilted a kind of a sun looking motif using echoed circles in the center and squiggly sun rays coming out from there.  It came out pretty nicely!
Then I added a sunny yellow binding to finish it off.
It's always nice to have some solids or tone on tones for bindings.  I only had 6 inches of this, but it was just enough to do the job!

So, it was a good weekend - I finished two projects.  Make sure you check out the
Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal - April Finish Link-up
 to see what everyone else finished this month.


Denise said...

I love this panel, have drooled over it when I see it on IG. Of course the design is great but its the colors that draw me in.

Patty said...

Very pretty. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.