Can you believe it's September already! Where did the summer go?
My goal, the past couple of weeks was to finish up those projects that I started this summer. With the holidays just around the corner, I wanted to clear out old projects before I start on new! With luck that will mean less "PIGS" (projects in grocery sacks) laying around. Notice I didn't say, no "PIGS", that would impossible in my quilt room! :-) Less is the best I can hope for. LOL!!
While I was quilting up a few tops, I ran my embroidery machine. With only a few thread changes and long runs, it was very managable to do while I was quilting.
Hoopsistershas made it fun and easy to make great quilt designs on embroidery machines now. What a nice change of pace, I don't have to make sure seam allowances are the same thru out. Happy dance, happy dance!!! After careful consideration, I might want to tone it down a bit next time. This one requires sunglasses if you look at it too long!!!! "Screamin' Green" is it's name! Seemed so fitting.
But I have finished up a couple of quilt tops. Here is one of them. It's from a class I took earlier this summer.
It is the "Island Star" from M'liss Rae Hawley's, More Fat Quarter Quilts. I am pleased to say that every thread in this quilt came from my stash. I had to purchase nothing to complete this. Now that's a red letter day for me, let me just tell ya!
I have also started on my Alaska Shop Hop quilt. I hope to get some photos posted soon. You won't believe how wonderful it is. Great combination of techniques! Hope this keeps you guessing for a day or two!