Everybody sing, “She had High Hopes, she had high apple pie in the sky hopes!”
That being sung, (hahahaha – like what I did here). In spite of going on a long vacation, I did get a few things moved forward and some completed.
I finished my sweet Patriot Hearts wall hanging that has been languishing for over 20 years.
The piece travelled with me on vacation and I did most of the hand quilting during our down time. It is quilted with double strands of Coats and Clark quilting thread from “back in the day”.
The quilting is a little primitive, as it’s been years since I quilted by hand, but I am satisfied with it. I think a hoop might have improved things, but that being said, maybe not.
Another finish was Charmed. I blogged about this piece earlier.
It needed binding a label and a sleeve. All are done and it now is ready for the quilt show that is scheduled for October.
And then there is Free State Blue. This is the second of my Free State Quilts. Free State is the name of the block. One of the quilts has a pretty green border and a toile back it is currently on the bed in my guest room.
Doesn’t it fit beautifully on the bed! The second one is smaller, but there are things I love about it.
The backing and binding I just adore. This one has a total of 49 blocks, where the green has 81. Terry Burris Quilting quilted both of these quilts. The green one with a Baptist Fan allover and she did custom quilting on the blue.
There is one more of these with a mere 12 blocks, but that one is going to have to wait. I really enjoyed making these blocks over the years (obviously if the number of blocks is any indication!). Maybe the person I gifted the remaining cut pieces for another 30 or so blocks will have as much fun piecing them as I did.
Just a little progress was made on my English Paper Pieced Hexies. But even a little progress is progress none the less.
This is a skill set I have yet to perfect. Applique. However, I did plod along and get the piece appliqued to the foundation.
There were three things on my list that I didn’t even touch. They were the wall hanging with the antique pineapple blocks, the floral wreath wall hanging, and alas the Summer Harvest table runner. I’ll decide if I am going to carry them over to Quarter 2, or set them aside AGAIN.
Stay safe out there, and take comfort in your craft.