04 October, 2019

Transitioning

I teased with this picture of stacked stars in a previous post. This quilt is a welcome transition from all those bright fabrics used when making Frank.
This is a long-abandoned project that needed to be brought to the front burner. I am inspired by Country Threads and their "Dirty Dozen" challenge this year. (The premise: identify 12 UFOs and give each a unique number from 1-12. Each month a number is selected and announced on their blog; that is the "assignment" for that month.) With determination and focus, the years' end will bring twelve completed projects! When I began collecting low volume prints I made a series of quilts for family members and cut this one out for myself. It was promptly forgotten. (I still collect low volumes; they're so appealing in their own, quiet, way. Sigh. Some habits are hard to break.) I absolutely LOVE this quilt and it is growing, it easily could become a master class in set-in seams!🙄 I have named it "A Kind of Hush" in honor of a old favorite Herman's Hermits song.
Eventually it will measure 56" X 72" when squared up, a good size; I'm already excited about quilting this one too! With all those set-in seams, though, there are lots of starts and stops. Quiltkeemosabe reminded me that I could make this without the set-ins by dividing the hexagons in half and sewing it in straight rows. yes, I could. But, I already had this all cut and ready. If nothing else, I am tenacious. 😉
Which means, with all those set-ins, that a bonus(!) quilt is growing at the same time; Leader-Ender style. You might remember that I cut oodles of tumblers this summer when cleaning out my charm square bins. I am in no danger of depleting the still-burgeoning tumbler basket! One can only use so many tumbler quilts, this one will be donated to a worthy cause. Waste not, want not. 
Speaking of using up what's on hand: a handful of leftover WOF scraps from the most recent nap blanket workshop (and a free afternoon) yielded enough to make this Streak of Sunshine child's quilt; another donation in the making. Yes, the machines are humming around here. We're finally transitioning, albeit VERY s-l-o-w-l-y, into fall and cooler temperatures here in the south. 
I discovered this friend when transitioning our front porch planters to colorful fall flowers!
Have you said your prayers today?

Life is Good!

Up next: leaving it all on the table. 

6 comments:

Nancy Near Philadelphia said...

Your low volume quilt is so lovely.

LizA. said...

Glad to see I'm not the only one that collects low volume. I took a great class last spring from Tonya Alexander -- she uses low volume in all of her quilts. I also get a monthly fq pack of low volume fabrics from Lady Belle Fabrics.

Marie said...

I love the Tumbling Blocks, that was one of the first things I did years ago and I think I have a partial one started. All the things you do are beautiful. Hugs, Marie

cityquilter grace said...

fall weather has jump started UFO sewing it seems...looks like you got a good start!

Janet O. said...

Love your choice of name on the pretty low volume quilt--and now I have an ear worm. LOL
I am with Quiltkeemosabe on avoiding the set-in seams. Kudos to you for powering through them.
The Tumbler and Streak of Sunshine are each wonderful uses of scraps and will be great donation quilts.
Been praying all day, actually! :)

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