Applique, Embroidery, UFO's

Back in the Grove

Now that the 2016 AQS Show is over, it’s time for me to get back to some ‘real’ quilting!  AQS asked Thumbstall Quilt Guild to organize the volunteers for the show to be held in Syracuse.  It was quite a feat to accomplish filling the more than 400 volunteer slots that they needed – but the committee of 12 guild members recruited, not only from our guild, but other guilds in Upstate NY.  We enjoyed the opportunity to host the show in Syracuse and now that it’s over, I’m looking forward to getting back to some UFO’s and of course some new projects.

 

I decided to begin on a project that was started in 2008.  The background for this Old World Santa was completed and the applique pieces cut, but I never did finish it.  Now the applique is done and the center quilted.  – Just have to quilt the borders and it’s ready for binding.

 

Old World Santa

Old World Santa

I’ve been working on my Fall table runner.  Just have to finish sewing on the binding.  – Not my favorite part.  However a bit of time on a beautiful summer afternoon earlier this week , enjoying the hummingbirds as they come to visit:

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certainly gave me a good start.

Quilting Complete

 

Now to get back to the quilt I was working on in January.  This seasons quilt was purchased at Susannah’s in Watkins Glen in 2014.  It took me about a year to complete the embroidery blocks and I began the piecing of the blocks in 2015 at a quilting retreat there.  It was put aside when I began working on my youngest granddaughter’s graduation quilt this past March.  Now I can finally get back to it.

Just 6 more months to complete!

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There is always time to quilt!
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