Some of the Quilts and Table Runners Bound on My Trip
I would love to show you all the pieces that I bound while on my latest trip, but one is a birthday surprise, so... I do not think that I do the pieces justice when I photograph then because they actually are rectangles with 90 degree angles and straight sides, but... The larger bright quilt is Henry's, just like the smaller one. I used Yellow Brick Road to make the big one, but over did the blocks so he also gets a smaller one. One is for cuddling on the couch and the other is a twin size for his room. The large one was quilted using a pantograph called "Drips" and looks great on the back, however, it was the FIRST time I used it and did not realize that all the forward/backward motion was pulling the fabric. The front has too many places where there are puckers, but somehow I missed them while I was actually quilting. By the time I spotted the problem I was almost done. Once it is washed a few times I don't think I will be as aware of the issues. Decided that the way the grandkids play with their quilts this would be okay. Henry will undoubtedly receive many more that will be smoother in the future.
As I have written before, my FIL loves to do embroidery on his machine. These table runners used up a small number of the blocks and will add a nice touch to someone's Christmas table. The Noel is a wall hanging with tabs at the top where a wooden rod will be inserted. I have 8 more table runners that are just waiting for me to hand sew their bindings.
After being away for 31 years, we are finally home again. We are South Dakotans through and through, so this is were we want to spend our "retirement" years. My husband and I are getting ready to open a custom woodworking business with me being the paper pusher and the woodworker's apprentice. Along with that I am going to continue quilting and also work as a substitute teacher. Life is good!