the Pressure Cooker Quilt!
Here is what I've been working on this past week. I made this one to be a pillow quilt. When Dear Hubby got his hospital bed a few weeks ago, we moved the king sized bed out and brought in a full sized bed for me. I was able to put my string pieced quilt on the bed, but it wasn't long enough to cover the pillows.....so, I got to work on a pillow quilt.
I'm still using my king size pillows 'cause I love them, so the pillow quilt is a little large. The nine patches are 6 inches finished. I've been hand quilting this little quilt and it's been a welcome project for the evenings while Dear Hubby and I watch movies together. Something to keep my hands busy. It's almost done....just the borders left to quilt and then the binding! Yeah for me.
I have also been working on my Four Seasons Swap Quilt and I'm really loving it. It's machine pieced and hand appliqued. I picked up some black pearle cotton while out taking Dear Hubby to the Dr. today. I'm going to quilt it with a large stitch to bring out the "Primitive" look my swap partner likes. I never give any guidelines for the little quilts I want to receive, but man, next time, I'm going to ask for a primitive styled quilt. I really do like it! The pattern is from Meme's Quilts and is called Free Bird. I shrunk the pattern to make it the right size for the Quilt Swap.
And, here is what happens when your son moves home temporarily. He steals your cutting table! He recently resigned his position with one ministry and has 3 weeks before his new ministry job starts. He needed to set up his workstation, so he can continue his Web/Graphic Design business from home. He wandered around the house looking at tables, etc. and said, "Hey, Mom, this one would be perfect." I hesitated.....but, how could I say no to this sweet face? (Pic of Dear Son posing with his little sister.) It's only for 3 weeks....and it's not leaving this house!
BEFORE, an actual cutting table
AFTER, a desk