Sunday, September 25, 2011

Time is at a Premium

You're not going to believe what I am doing... I will tell you in a minute...first things first.

I knew that once I got back into school my quilting time would take a huge hit; but my class load is exactly half of what it was last fall, so I was expecting to have at least a little more to show for myself. Alas, my time with the sewing machine has been extremely limited this week.

So, if I haven't been at the sewing machine, what HAVE I been doing?

Hand quilting! I know! Sort of hard to believe, isn't it?


This is a Schnibbles I made over a year ago. Go here to read about it. It's been in this little quilting frame for a shamefully long time, so I figured that I needed to rescue it. I have things waiting in the sewing room, but my teaching job just doesn't allow me to focus my attention there at the moment.

I am pleased that it is nearly finished, and my callouses are returning very nicely, thank you. *grin*

Here is the yo-yo table runner I finished a week or so ago. It decorates our kitchen table.


So, I hope you all are getting some fun projects done. Mine are going to be finishing up a bit slower than they were, but I will still get a few things done, God willing!

Happy Quilting!

2 comments:

QuiltSue said...

Oh, that looks beautiful. I just love the colours and the fabrics. At least with hand-sewing you can always just do some while being with other people, so it is more sociable!

Your yo-yo runner looks great. Did you put a backing on at all?

Melissa said...

With my carpal tunnel, there is no hand quilting in my house. So I am very grateful when talented folks such as yourself share! Love the yo yo runner. I may have to steal that idea. I think the circles would juxtapose nicely with all the straight lines in my craftsman style furniture.