Saturday, June 22, 2013

I love sewing vacation days!!

I took a day off on Friday so I could sew all day long, and I did.  It was a slow undecided day but once I got rolling there was no stopping me.  I finished the jelly roll quilt.  I had some new thread I wanted to try and I seriously LOVE it.  I had been using Superior So Fine on top and was perfectly happy with that. But I saw a number of people were really happy with Glide. First off, the impression is awesome even before a stitch is made simply because of price.  Almost twice as much for almost half the price, my budget loves that :)  But the real test was on a quilt.  My machine loved it, the tension was great.  I can't wait to try it on a quilt that has a lot of quilting.  So this one is going in the pile for gifts or donations.  It was one of 4 scrap attack quilts I told myself I had to finish before I start a new project!  I really want to learn how to do hook feathers, I think they just add a different dimension over regular feathers.  Not too bad for the first shot at it.  I did an all over hook feather quilting on this one.






Paper piecing was the story of the day.  I finally found some of the red in "Center of My Universe" so that came out and I have all the pieces for 25 more blocks paper pieced.  Just need to get them sewn together.  Maybe I'll have an update on Monday if I can get any more quilting in this weekend.
Center of My Universe
I didn't post design wall Monday cuz the weekend just got away from me.  We went out to IN to celebrate Father's day and 2 B-days - my it was a party weekend!!  But on the way to and from I got some hexies done.  No, idea what this is going to look like in the end but the next round will be purple and gold.

Now that I have some Hexie progress I can link up with Angie for Hexie Friday  and Sarah to see what everyone is whooping about this week&
 

15 comments:

  1. You put your heart, soul, and talent into every quilt.

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  2. Wow! Wish I could be a tenth as productive as you were on your sewing day! That scrap attack quilt is great with the quilt. I like the back as much as the front. And center of the universe is looking so fine. Best of all is all those hexies you've prepped - it looks gorgeous already. Thanks for linking to Hexie Friday.

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  3. Wow, it was a day well worth taking off - you got plenty done!! You'll be able to start Common Bride before you know it!! Love those feathers - exciting to find a new thread :-) Love the red in your Universe quilt too.

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  4. You're such an inspiration, Sue. Love your work!

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  5. I love your quilting on this quilt. Beautifully done. Purple and gold next round is going to be gorgeous!

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  6. Wow! This is stunning Sue. I think you're a master now! Beautiful.

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  7. Your hooked feathers look awesome! I've been wanting to try that Glide thread, too.....thanks for the info!

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  8. That was definitely worth a day off work. Those feathers look great and loving the Center of the Universe.
    My machine and I love Glide thread. I have had a lot of tension issues with my machine until I found Glide and I love the colour range they have.

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  9. Your jelly roll quilt and quilting is gorgeous Sue and I'm loving all your little hexies!

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  10. Your quilting is gorgeous...it makes that jelly roll just pop off the page. You are so skilled at everything you do...beautiful paper piecing and adorable hexies going into that quilt!

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  11. Your quilting on this quilt is unbelievable! I want to quilt like that! Truly amazing. So far, I can't get the hang of the hooked feathers but I sure want to! Gorgeous!

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  12. Amazing quilting, Sue! You inspire me to try new things every time I see one of your quilts! Whoop whoop!

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  13. Wow, that is one awesome job of quilting you've done there! Just beautiful.

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  14. your hook feathers are gorgeous, worth every bit of learning them. I need to practice making mine smaller and to meander more like yours. I love it! The quilts are pretty too. Your work is wonderful.

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  15. Your hooked feathers are beautiful. Who are where do you get your inspiration from to start learning them? Any particular quilter you admire? I love, love your hexie project too. I just may have to try making hexies real soon. Thanks for sharing your talents.

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