As for whats in the works this week, I've put together the backing for both the New Wave Quilt and the Mini Stacked Coins Quilt, both are basted, and the quilting is well under way on the New Wave Quilt.
I am totally digging this loopy quilting (thanks Kati for opening my eyes to this!!) I am just quilting the "waves" and not quilting the white sashing, so the effect on the back is this:
Unfortunately my machine decided it had had enough about 2/3 of the way through quilting this bad boy, and it quit on me :( Actually, Mr. Machine made a really bad grinding noise, the safety warning came on, and the needle is now stuck in the needle down position. Mr. Machine is now on his way to the repair shop, and hopefully we will be reunited soon.
Now that I am machine-less, I started to work on basting the Mini Stacked Coins quilt, and it is now folded and sitting, waiting patiently for Mr. Machine to return to us so it can be quilted.
I've also made some progress on these hand sewn hexie flowers for my 3 x 6 bee blocks. I do have to say, I really like using the paper templates (I used cardstock, so they have a little stability) vs. the teflon plastic ones to make these. I am noticing that my hexies just don't press as nicely when using the teflon templates. Oh well, live and learn.
As for finishes this week:
My mug rug is complete! I used verykerryberry's tutorial for single fold binding, and am super happy with how it turned out. This may be my go to binding method for mug rugs, doll quilts etc.
I also whipped up these fun spring-y nook sleeves for both my mom and I. And get this, Amy, who I met through my local MQG meeting last week, and was the inspiration for these e-reader sleeves, well we began conversing via email, and it turns out she lives right down the street from me! Too funny, I'm sure there will be many sewing get togethers in the near future for us!
Here's to wishing Mr. Machine a speedy recovery, so that he is returned to me and the awaiting quilts that need quilted soon! (Yes, that red light is the equivalent to his unhappy face right now) :(
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