Tuesday, February 5, 2013

More Misc

I am on the home stretch on the background quilting on Hearts Infatuation (Esther's Heart's Desire, gone bad).  After I got most of the diamond grid finished, I switched to a smaller, 14" hoop which is easier to manipulate with no awkward spots.  This insane background still takes several hours per hooping so I figure there's about 12 hours left, then on to the outer borders.

Meanwhile on the yellow scrap quilt, I spent a couple evenings finishing the 4.5" crazy pieced triangles to finish up all the yellow scraps.

I sewed them into 2 long strips, alternating the yellow with grey and some grey-on-black from the stash.

This will border the 5 large (16") stars.

This "leftovers" quilt will be a series of  strips, 80" long.  Right now I'm thinking that the stars strip will be off-center toward the right side of the quilt.

Tonight, I finished a set of 8" blocks that will complete another row.   My current placement for these blocks will be to the right of the stars strip, with a black strip between them.

I previously posted some of the other bits and pieces.  I'm still planning on the HST/Grey strip to be the outer right border and Grey/piano strip the outer left.  The random 5" wide strip is now cut in half and will alternate with a similar toned yellow...somewhere toward the left side.

I have one major strip to complete.  It will be 16" wide and primarily yellow/white.  It will use up all the other random bits and pieces that have been accumulating.  There are already some pinwheels and hexies.  Stay tuned to see how this mess turns out.

13 comments:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Your work is gorgeous!

Marj said...

I just love your background quilting.
I am looking forward to see how your yellow and gray scrap quilt comes together.

Lynne said...

I look forward to seeing it!

Corina said...

Love to see more of your Heart's Desire variation.

Julie Fukuda said...

I know how long a hoop-worth takes too but I am always afraid to count how much is left to do.

Paula said...

BEAUTIFUL. Would love to see more of your Heart's variation

Archie the wonder dog said...

I can't tell you how much I love your quilting!

LynCC said...

It is so, sooo fantastic. :)

Bunny said...

Your hand quilting is amazing and love the yellow black white and grey. Looks like a fun quilt.

Fischtown Lady said...

Love your backgroundquilting!!!
Wonderful!
Greetings, Marita

Elaine said...

I know hand quilting is relaxing, but it also takes a lot of time. Yours looks really great. Can't wait to see the whole quilt done.

Glenda said...

Incredible hand quilting, it was a great inspiration for me to get one of my quilt tops out of storage today and sandwich it ready for hand quilt. I made up the batting today I had to sew pieces together to get enough for this quilt top, tomorrow I hope to put the back down and by tomorrow night have it all tacked together ready to start quilting, I use plastic gun tacks as they don't rust here in the tropical rainforest. Cheers Glenda PS love those yellow fabrics; stunning.

Kay Stephenson said...

Love the yellow and gray. My problem with projects I start from scraps is that I always need just a bit more fabric, can't find just a couple of fat quarters to work and so end up with scraps of the extra yardage I buy :-). I do the same thing with food. Trying to use up leftovers always results in more leftovers!