Tuesday, April 28, 2015

What's One More Project, Right?!

April turned out to be a busy and productive month.  From quilts to weeding to spring cleaning!

One of my biggest goals for the month was to finish (in one way or another) that growing stack of WIP's, in progress and custom orders.


83" x 96"
I started this one back in March.  HST's For A Queen.   It was put on the back burner for a while until the correct size was decided on.  Once it was worked out, I got back to work!



I machine quilted a combination of 1" to 2" lines mostly diagonal.  I even had to put in an extra table section to accommodate the size!  There was still some wrestling and did I mention sore shoulders?!


No getting around it though!



It fits perfectly on a queen bed, which was the goal!


I needed another mini feather table runner or two!


Baby OH Baby...I think I will have a contest/giveaway.  Whoever can guess how many hand dyed HST quilts I've made in the past year wins!


This has been hanging over my wall for far too long.  I finally decided to get the backing ready and clean up the quilt for a little trip to be long arm quilted.  If I didn't do it...I don't know when I would be able to get to it!

I still have my 'Encapsulated' quilt hanging on the design wall.  Hopefully that will be next in line!  I haven't come up with a quilting plan yet!


And if that isn't enough...my secret quilt just came back home!  Binding is happening today! It's only secret because I want it completely finished before I show it...no other reason!


Exhausting!  Bring on the coffee!

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  1. Wow!!! So much done! And so many pretty and amazing quilts - fantastic!
    How many hand dyed HST? OMG... I have no idea, but I try it out and say "354". Maybe it's to much or not. *gg*
    Greetings, Rike

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    1. Oh my gosh… I would have to have super powers to make that many, even though it feels like it!

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  2. Girl! Bottle your energy and sell it! I'll be your first customer. You are on a roll!!!

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    1. Energy...I'm so depleted! I think I need a boost after April!

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  3. Boy I hate to guess and be to low as you have so many to show. I am going to say about 200!!!

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    1. I'm exhausted thinking about how many! I seriously will post a giveaway on this...it could be fun!

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  4. You make so many inspirational quilts that I couldn't even begin to keep count. With that said I am going to venture a guess of 82 this past year.
    akk_nana@yahoo.com

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    1. I try to be creative and innovation when making quilts (some of them)!

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  5. No way I could guess, but I am seriously drooling over your sorbet color pairings in the HST quilt. Very, very nice highlight. : )

    Julie @ Pink Doxies

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    1. Thank you! Every time I make a HST quilt, some new color combination comes together!

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  6. Jayne, you've accomplished so much - all of it beautiful work! I am in love with the HST Fit for a Queen quilt - your hand dyed fabrics are beautiful!

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    1. I need to quit slacking (LOL) and get more made and dyed!

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  7. Your work is beautiful. Thank you for sharing all these beautiful pieces.

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    1. Thank you Lisa...it's been a busy month!

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  8. I love your HST wall hanging. The colors are so beautiful!

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    1. It seems those hand dyed HST's are very appealing to everyone! I'm going to need to get in the basement for more fabric dying soon!

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  9. That's a lot of WIP! Love the HST quilt. The dense quilting gives the simple, graphic blocks the interest they need. Do you ever have trouble when you only quilt in one direction on the diagonal? I did it on a quilt of mine and the stitches pop regularly. Looking forward to seeing what's going on with that secret quilt! ☺

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    1. I have had trouble a few times on different quilts. I go both directions on the diagonal and it seems to help. The only time I go in one direction is maybe the last 6" or a corner. It can be a pain to turn it each time, but it does help!

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  10. Um... Wow! That great big HST quilt is a knockout! Love the quilting. So worth those sore shoulders. You certainly did have a busy month. All your projects are beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Lorna! If I do many more of these ~ I'll start looking like a line backer!

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  11. Love. love, love the HST quilt! It's such a simple quilt pattern, so I know it's the color that's knocking my socks off. And the quilting!! Could you please share the color and type of thread you used for the quilting?

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    1. I usually use Aurifil 50wt, medium to dark grey thread for quilting.

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  12. Beautiful HST quilt. The quilting is spot on too. I'm supposed to make one of those for a commission quilt. What size are your blocks if I may ask?

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    1. For the Queen quilt I went with 7 1/2" (unfinished). Usually I use 7" (unfinished) for lap quilts.

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  13. So pretty! Seeing it made me think I should be making something fantastic rather than reading blogs late at night. :)

    I was going to guess 26 quilts...but that's about ten times less than everyone else, so I'm afraid I'm accusing you of underachieving.

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  14. my guess is 43... I think they are beautiful and can see why you've made a lot...

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