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August 1st – A Beautiful Day

Today was a beautiful day.It was about 79 degrees this morning with a light breeze. I had gone out to get gas and didn’t want to stay in.

The grass had been cut yesterday and the ground relatively dry, so I pulled out my picnic quilt and sat outside for about 45 minutes.

Then it was back to quilting.

I finished the quilting on Cascade.

It’s not bound yet as I’m waiting on the binding fabric. I have to admit I LOVE how the quilting came out. I started with half an idea – simple straight lines the length of the “sashing” and “something curvy” in the diamonds.  Instead I started with continuous curves in the diamonds, then had to figure out the “sashing”.  I order the BIG HQ Swiss Cheese Ruler off of Amazon, but when it arrived I decided it was not the right size, so I found the original HQ Swiss Cheese Ruler locally and bought it Friday afternoon.  After doodling with it, continuous circles is what I came up with for the ‘”sashing”. But I didn’t think there was enough quilting in the diamonds.

I queries Facebook and received several suggestions. That prompted the circle in the middle of the diamonds and because I’m too lazy to tie off 70 circles, I ran a straight line of quilting up the middle of each diamond to reach the circle.  I can’t wait to get this bound and washed to see the final results.

To see me doing the ruler work for the center of the diamonds, click on the picture below.

Cascade is on the Frame

Of course before I could put it on the frame, it had to become a top.  I finished the top Monday after locating more the same black fabric and ordering it for the binding.  The top now measures 50 x 60.

Before loading the top, I cleaned up all the batting scraps from the whirlwind of quilting that’s taken place around her – mostly by my sister.  The batting has been measured and neatly folded to become frankenbatts in the future.  I have a bag of scraps which I’ll eventually cut into 2-1/2″ strips for rugs and the smaller scraps were cut up to eventually go into a pet bed. I made a frankenbatt for Cascade then loaded it on the machine.

This picture was taken earlier this week. I’ve decided to do continuous curves inside the diamonds and in the border where I have it marked. In the background I’ll do something circular.  I’ve ordered the Big HQ Swiss Cheese Template as I’m thinking bubbles.  We’ll see if I can pull it off.

Easy Breezy = 39

Cascade is Almost a Top

After completing Frolic I needed to find something mindless to work on. This is Cascade. I started it in April 2018, cutting all the pieces as retreat project. I spent most of the retreat working on swap blocks, so I didn’t get very far. I’ve pulled it out a couple of times making a block here and there, so when I resumed working on it Saturday half the blocks were already made. This should be quick to finish up.

Easy Breezy – 36

Frolic is a Top!

At 118″ square, it’s too long to hang off the gutters and I didn’t want to climb the ladder – well the fully extended ladder – to get a picture straight on.

I need to make a few more blocks for the backing, but for now, I’m going to work on something else.

Cascade. Most of these blocks were done prior to me pulling it out Saturday afternoon.

Easy Breezy – 34