Monday, January 15, 2018

House quilt finished

I finally decided after a lot of debate to rip out the hand quilting and machine quilt my house quilt. Hand quilting was not as easy to rip out as I thought it would be. Plus it killed me to rip it out because I made such nice stitches! I estimate that I had about 1/5 of the quilt done, but the hand quilting was "killing" me. My entire body hurt while doing it. The quilt is about 70 by 70. I decided I was never going to finish the hand quilting.  I finished machine quilting it before Christmas and got the binding finished last week. It was washed yesterday. Now I have to sew on some sleeves for hanging.

Our cat Chowder always had to check out newly finished quilts!

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Thanks for reading. 

Chris


Friday, December 8, 2017

Ornament 2017

I finished the annual ornament yesterday. This is the 3rd ornament with a Star Wars theme. I have been making an ornament for my daughter every year since she was born in 1989. If you want to see all of them since the beginning there is a tab called Cloth ornaments at the top of my blog. (http://chrissquiltinguniverse.blogspot.com/p/cloth-ornaments.html?m=0)

This year the ornament is Chewbacca.



My daughter will receive the ornament when we travel to Boston before Christmas. She did send a photo of her tree this year with many of the handmade ornaments on it.


Thanks for reading my blog. I hope everyone has a great holiday this year. We sure deserve it after the last 12 months.

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Chris

Friday, October 27, 2017

Relaxing in Hawaii

We have been on the big island since Monday. We had a few days of not so nice weather due to a storm, but finally it is beautiful. Here is the view from the lanai of our condo.