Sunday, January 11, 2015

First post of the New Year

Really?  We're already going into the 3rd week of the New Year?  Where is the time going?  I really hope to blog more this year. Of course, I probably say that every year!

I am linking this post to Connie's Linky Tuesday.  Connie always has a project in progress and it's inspiring to see what she and other quilters have been up to in the past week.

I have been busy sewing. (I have even finished 2 spools of thread!). Every year on Black Friday, Bonnie Hunter (the Queen of Scrappy Quilts) treats all of her loyal subjects (her scrappy followers) to a free Mystery Quilt Pattern. Every week she post a lesson and within 5-6 weeks (if we keep up) we have a quilt top!  It is a lot of fun to watch the pieces all go together.   This year, I decided to go with my own colors and NOT make it scrappy. I am sew happy with the outcome.  I stitched the whole quilt on "Peachy", my 1950 black Featherweight. She did a great job!
She even added the borders!  What a workhorse!  I will need to treat her to a "spa" day with lots of oil and grease and a new needle!!
Next up, was the pressing. I LOVE my new pressing surface!

That's a lot of pressing to do. Took me over 2 hours!  I do press all my seams when I sew, but I wanted to do a final press after the top was completely finished so I could hang it on my new Quilt Rack that my son in law made for me. It is made with Purple Heart, my favorite wood!  Beautiful purple color!  This pic was taken at Christmas when he installed it for me. 
Here is the completed top. It will be on the quilt rack waiting to be quilted, hopefully this year!

....Sew till next time.......