I am back!

Ok 3 weeks is way to long to be out of the studio.

First Mike had to spend 2 days in ICU. He had cellulitis!! Yucky! Then 4 days after that I had to do an emergency fly out for mom. She developed a hip infection in her rebuilt hip and was not wanting to go to OHSU to get it fixed. So I was gone for almost 2 weeks for that. During the time with mom in the hospital I finally finished my scarf!!! It is beautiful I will post pictures soon.

When I got back from Oregon I was exhausted. I only had 3 hours of sleep in the first 3 days I was there. Then I slept in mom’s hospital room for the next 6 nights! So I was very tired when I got home.

The day after I got back I had two 3 hour free motion quilting classes with Angela Walters, http://www.quiltingismytherapy.com at Seams Like Home, http://www.akseams.com.

I am finally feeling almost human again and I am back in the studio!

Happy creating!

Gene

Posted on Thursday, August 4th, 2016
Under: And so it goes, Quilting, Sewing, Studio, Travel | No Comments »

My current big project

In the June of 2015 I started a quilt that I have aptly named the quilt that never ends. It is a double wedding ring quilt done completely on the embroidery module. When the block comes off the module it is pieced, appliqu├ęd, sandwiched, and quilted. All I have to do is join the blocks together and bind it.

The quilt is from hoopsisters.com. I decided to make a few changes to it and to make it to fit our king size bed. It will be 108″ square when complete. There are 144 main blocks, 48 border blocks, and 4 corner blocks. Each main block takes about 70 minutes to stitch including color changes and adding fabric.

I am currently about 3/4 of the way through part 3. I am enjoying it, however it is not the fastest project

I have had multiple people make me promise to put it in the fair even though I don’t want to. The reasoning given is it is so pretty everyone should see it.

below is a picture of it I will add a gallery section in the next couple of days.

1/4 of quilt with original border.

1/4 of quilt with original border.

 

Happy creating

Gene

Posted on Sunday, May 8th, 2016
Under: Machine Embroidery, Quilting, The quilt that never ends | No Comments »