The Forest and the Trees

I am poking my head out like the groundhog to show you what I have finished over the last few weeks. Winter has thrown some snow days my way and I have used them productively.

I finished quilting one of the two wall hangings I am calling Counterbalance Sonoma. I’m glad I made two because I will be able to use a couple of my missteps on the first to improve the second one. Overall, I am happy with the results. I will change the thread weight and approach the quilting differently on the second one.

Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome. The backing is a linen blend and I may use something else on the second. I still haven’t figured out what I will use to bind it .

My modern quilt group is doing raffle blocks every other month. For each block entered you get a chance to win all of the blocks entered. Generally there are enough to make a lap sized quilt. I was obsessed with this month’s free form tree block. Once I got the general idea, I couldn’t stop making trees 🌲! They measure 12 1/2 inches. I made 10 and used up a lot of scraps. I’ll enter a few and keep my fingers crossed. I am keeping at least 4 to make a small wall hanging for myself in case I don’t win. Now I just have to decide which ones to keep! I love them all.

Well that’s what has been happening here in Northern Nevada. I’m ready to start my RSC Cog blocks. This month’s color is YELLOW. I want to load and quilt the 2nd “Sonoma ” quilt and get both of them bound. Barbara Brackman is calling to me again and I have only 3 blocks to make and I can put the Antebellum top together! Maybe I’ll quilt my “old” and new together.

I hate winter but love that it keeps me indoors quite a bit and I can quilt til I wilt! 😏

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One thought on “The Forest and the Trees

  1. Debra Dixon February 6, 2019 / 3:41 am

    Cute little trees! They would be fun to pair with some patchwork house blocks. Kudos to you on the floral machine quilting. Nice job!

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