Yesterday’s Sewing

Kelli was home yesterday and we decided to make it a sewing day!

Kelli brought her Smith Mountain Morning things hoping to finish up the quilt top….

Oh it’s amazing!  It is from Bonnie Hunter’s book Scraps & Shirttails II: Continuing the Art of Quilting Green.  She made it bigger than the original pattern so it’s monster sized!!  I am hoping to put in on the quilt machine and get it quilted in the next day or so.

While she was doing that, I was busy sewing on my Nine in the Middle quilt.

This is from Bonnie Hunter’s book Adventures with Leaders & Enders: Make More Quilts in Less Time!  This quilt really surprised me.  It had been languishing in my UFO pile and now all I can think is..WHY??  Why did I just let this quilt sit?  So far, I really LOVE it.  The pattern calls for a solid border around the outside…I don’t have anything here that will work so I am bringing the quilt with when we go to Country Threads’ big event next week.

Yesterday was a good day…I love when I sew and can see that I accomplished something!!  I am off to pull another UFO!!  Who knows what gem I will find!

20 thoughts on “Yesterday’s Sewing”

  1. You and Kelli have done great work with these two BH patterns. You two sure seem to get them done fast. I’m pretty quick to get them done too, but you two always seem to be one up on me. I think you could easily stop without a solid border on your Nine in the Middle. Just love the pieced border. What other BH patterns do you have started?…between the two of you there must be at least a dozen… Did you make Fourth of July or Playing With Jacks! or Kiss in the Corner! by her? These three and countless others are ones I’ve been wanting to make. I’ve got the 9-patches done for Crabapples and hope to start getting this one together this month. Enjoy your day. Sandi

  2. Beautiful work by you and Kelli! Always love seing what the two of you are doing.
    As for the boarder, I have made a couple of scrappy quilts and have usually ended up with a scrappy border. I used to think it would detract from the pattern but ended blending in well. Good Luck – looking forward to seeing what you decide!

  3. Beautiful quilts! You have been busy. Love, Love, Love!!! I agree…you two are really fast at getting your projects finished. Wish I had that gene! Keep cool!

  4. What a team!! I heard that there were two tornado in your neck of the woods…one named Kelli and the other named JO! You two sure know how to churn up and spit out some masterpieces!! Love them both!

  5. Gorgeous! These two are on my oh! I really, really want to list. . .but the length of the UFO list is stalling their starts. Got a binding sewn down today on one to go out to Colorado! Hoping to crank out something tonight for more forward progress.

  6. You too are knocking out some awesome quilts! Both of those are stunning! I am envious of your sewing time with Kelli. I would love it if my girl were here, but then I’m certain she would be out on her horse, with her Daddy. Which would be ok too. Keep up churning out those gorgeous quilts!

  7. Both quilts are absolutely awesome. Don’t know how you both get so much accomplished. Kudo’s to you both.

  8. Yours & Kelly’s quilts are both beautiful and I want to make both…..but then, how many quilts do I see that I don’t want to make? :) And speaking of hidden away gems, I know there’s a Double Wedding Ring top that I made in a box under my bed. I followed Mary Ellen Hopkins’ pattern exactly & it came out really nice but I’m pretty sure it’s way to big for my bed. I keep thinking I need to take a row off. Then there’s quilting it. I know it won’t get hand quilted, but it deserves something better than an E2E pantograph. Just not sure I can do it justice.

  9. Kelli, the blue and brown are totally yummy – very beautiful quilt – as well as loving the 9 patch. Talented ladies.

  10. I am just now getting the mirror chevrons put together hopefully by tomorrow it will be as done as yours.

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