In one of my previous posts I said I was working on some throws for my new mother in law and sister in law and I promised pictures. Well I goofed and didn't take pictures before I handed them off. They came out great and I think they loved them. I hope they did anyway. I have a few more to make as gifts for some of my other new family members. I have started a quilt for my new niece Clare, who has a birthday coming up in September. This is the quilt I choose to do for her. Garden Patch.
I am using different fabrics though since I have the pattern already from the magazine. I hope she likes it. My new brother-in-law is moving in a new house sometime soon so he will need a throw for his living room. And then I have one sister-in-law left that I don't have anything picked out for yet.
So, even though I wasn't posting a lot this summer I sure was sewing a lot. I only have a couple hours every evening to sew so I didn't want to use that time blogging. But I decided to make myself sit down and get better about this. I really want to keep a record of what I am working on and what is going on in my life. I want my quilts to have a story.
There is one other thing I want to share. I finished this quilt top a couple weeks ago. I have had it as a UFO for about 5 years. And I am not kidding. It was a block of the month that I was never able to keep up with. Its called Hot Chocolate. I did it all using machine applique. I had a hard time finding a fusible I really liked so there are about 5 different paper backed fusible's in there. I used Heat-n-bond, Steam-a-seam, Soft Shades, and Applique Fuse from Marathon Threads. I thought there was another but it escapes me now. I just couldn't find one I liked. Either it was stiff and stuck really well or soft and would come un-fused halfway through doing the block. I am still undecided on my favorite but I think its between Soft Shades and Steam-a-Seam. Here's some detail shots just because you can never have enough snowmen.
Well even though I have so much more to share from this summer, this post is getting super long. I have a few other works in progress that I need to show you but I want to take some better pictures. I hope you all are having an amazing and productive summer as well!
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