Wednesday, March 12, 2014

wow, Wednesday again


My worktable is not covered in snow but I thought it fitting to pose my finished holly berries on it.


I cut the backgrounds for the Modern Irish Chain wall hanging.  I was holding my breath as I cut scraps for the last few patches. 



I made my half square triangles and then trimmed them for quick nine patch blocks.  I hope to have the top ready by next week.



I am hand sewing the binding in place on the teacup wall hanging.  I think a wash will smarten it up but I am also evaluating my machine quilting.  Modern to me doesn't have piles of intense quilting but this seems to be missing something.  I may do more in the outside border.  ???
edited: I washed it up and I think the problem is the batting is too soft.  I need a much firmer batting.  :(

I wonder what the TN&TN workers have on their worktable this particular Wednesday???

BTW!  This is my 1000th post.  :)

10 comments:

Createology said...

Where did your painting mess get off to with all this fabric looking so clean and neat. I adore your Holly and Berries. The Teacups are wonderful. Looks like a lot of rotary cutting has been done. Creative Bliss Dear...

Vicki W said...

The teacup wall hanging is cool. What I'd you carried the straight stitching into the border?

Kate said...

I like the tea cups. I'd leave it just the way it is.

Jehnny said...

I like the teacups! Denser quilting will stiffen up the quilt too. Happy 1000th!! That's amazing!

Patchmaker said...

Hi, Elle; I like your teacups too. Modern quilting to me means I don't have to put feathers everywhere. Yay modern!

Jo Ferguson said...

You did a lot of cutting, this week. I love seeing the little pile of "slices" building up, as you cut. It's kind of satisfying. Love the Holly quilt. I think you're right about adding a little quilting in the border of your "cup of tea" quilt.

Annette Schultz said...

love your Holly berries and on the clean white snow perfect setting until they make there way into a quilt...
and 1000 posts.... way to go ! It is always nice to see what you have been up to ...thanks for sharing with us.
in stitches

MarveLes Art Studios said...

really pretty wreath! nice inspiration... since you have MILES of SNOW!

Linda said...

Wow, 1000 posts! That's awesome. Love your holly wreath.

Regina said...

Congrats on your blog milestone! Yes, wallhangings look better with a firmer batting, perhaps transforming the quilted lines into hanging diamonds will give it more body, although it won't be modern quilting anymore....