Wednesday, July 25, 2018
It's All Up From Here
It's all about Up From Here. I think I'm making that my personal motto. Last Saturday, after some marathon piecing, I was able to finish the Up From Here quilt top, part of a quilt along being hosted by Roseanne and Sue at Home Sewn By Us. I am cheering like a true Mountaineer fan at this top finish, though no couches were burned (if you get that joke).
I'm in love with those blue and golds flying across the quilt top, similar to our flying WV logo. I think for the quilting I shall keep things extremely fast and simple, with an over all meander in a pale yellow/gold thread. I plan to sell this quilt and hope it goes on to live the life of a game quilt. Perfect for taking to football games or curling up on the couch and cheering on your team. Hopefully, it will be all basted up before the weekend and we will be celebrating a finish soon.
Recently I received a wonderful welcome to the club box from Aurifil Threads! Filled to the brim with lots of yummy thread goodness.
The very cool thing about this box, is it contains different weights of threads. Until now, I've only played with their 50wt and monofilament threads. I'm super excited to give the different weights a try. Now to dream up some projects to let me utilize all those yummy colors!
And because I love a good distraction, distractions from distractions even, I purchased some fun precuts last weekend to start yet another quilt (that's okay I see lots of quilting in my future too).
These strips and charm squares will be going into the Square Pegs Quilt by Alison Vermilya. I haven't decided if it will be a full sized quilt or possibly two baby quilts. I'll figure that out when I get there, I guess.
So there is a little mid week wrap of for me. Next week on Wednesday, I hope you will join me in piecing our first block in the Fireburst Mystery Quilt.
Today I'm linking up with Let's Bee Social.