Sometimes I am a little AADD, Adult Attention Deficit Disorder. That translates to sometimes I jump from project to project. The last project I had started was for my cousin in England, and I did work on it but it was the thing I worked on this week.
I started a small project/kit that I had purchased at the quilt show in March. I don't know why I got the bug to finish it but I did get the bug and all I have left to do is the binding. The other small quilt that was in this same kits was the small flag quilt I made earlier this year. You can see it on the small flag link.
I did change the pattern a little and I made one fabric substitution. I didn't like the brown they had for the patch block so I changed it to something I had and I liked better. I wanted my small border to be a little wider, 1 inch instead of a 1/2". The fabrics that was the small border was also to be the binding, so I don't have enough for the binding. The brown I used for the patch blocks I will use for the binding. I like how it turned out. I just wanted a little something to quilt on my new machine. I quilted in the ditch and straight stitching in the brown patches. I did a design from my machine in the large outer border.
Kierra's Double Irish Chain
The other project I started was for my daughter Kierra. I wanted to put a couple of the blocks together to make sure she liked the fabrics she had picked out before I purchased the rest of the fabric. Kierra knows what she likes and it is very different than from what I like, so I wanted to make sure she liked it. She does like it! This is very similar to the quilt I made her when she was 15. Then it was a solid black & solid red double Irish Chain. She has made progress and I have some texture and a third color. I even found a picture of it stretched on a frame to baste.
The first two or three years that I quilted I scrapbooked a quilt journal. I don't have time for that anymore. I use my blog as a journal of my quilts. I was able to order the fabric on line since three of my favorite shops here in the valley did not have the two I need. The black came today but the red is on back order and should ship about the 15th of the month.
Fresh Picked Flowers
And finally I did work on my special project. I have the rows together and next I will do the other seams.
I did a lot of sewing last week. It was fun, hopefully I will do more this week.