Fall 2017

Fall 2017

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Benjamin Biggs Wedding Quilt....top!

Well, I sure haven't kept to my intentions of being a better blogger - here it is late July & this is only the 3rd posting for 2017...no long excuses though...let's just say my days are focused on too many house and garden projects.

As for quilting projects...Benjamin Biggs is a done deal - the top at least, and like my Drayton Hall top, is waiting in the lineup at the long arm quilters. (Yes those are a few wayward leaves that blew across the deck and landed just as I snapped the camera)

The only other actual sewing going on is getting 2 charity quilts ready to turn over to my quilting guild. Both will be tied and hopefully find a new home.

And if you will bear with me, I am showing a box of Cherrywood fabrics which need to also find a new home as I continue to downsize my sewing room...these fabrics were purchased with the idea of making clothing - something I only attempted a few times - with so-so success. As you can see, there are 2 larger bundles - one with gradated colors and one with 2 yards of a coordinating color. The small pack is fat quarters.

The second grouping is composed of more fat quarters, fat 8ths and dibs and daps of miscellaneous colors. Most of these in this group are also Cherrywood but may have a few other brands mixed in - however ALL the fabrics are hand dyed (and should be prewashed using Synthrapol to assure dye colors won't bleed).

If anyone out there is interested, leave a comment and I will get in touch with you to "talk turkey"!

That is it for now from Taylorsoutback.....

Pat


5 comments:

Mimi said...

Oh....I am so tempted....just to lanquish in all that beauty.....but I find it hard to cut into the Cherrywood that I have. In fact....I have to quit looking .....or else....

Janet O. said...

Your Benjamin Biggs top is gorgeous, Pat! Beautiful work!!
I had to laugh at your comment about the leaves. I had to search the photo to even find one.
I have never worked with Cherrywoods. I have admired the quilts others have made using them--there is such depth and richness of color. But I have acquired way too much fabric lately and there is nowhere left to store it but stacked in corners of the sewing room. As much as I would love to fondle them and play with them, I must be stern with myself and let them go elsewhere. I hope they find a good home! : )

Kyle said...

Enjoyed seeing your post today and your great header. Can't wait to see Drayton Hall. Benjamin Briggs is wonderful. Hope you'll keep us up to date when ever you get the time.

Paula said...

Your Benjamin Briggs is just beautiful. What an awesome job you did. I am also downsizing my fabric stash.

Sharon said...

Wow, your BB top is fabulous. Lori from Humble Quilts also used blue in hers and I loved it. How are you getting it quilted? I did an all over behind all the applique for Lori and it looks good. Hey, I'll "talk turkey" if you haven't sold your solids yet. I too am a slacker at the blogging these days, I've been doing my best to empty project bags onto my cutting table and not veering off until I have a top out of it. So far I have 2 complete finishes and one top/backing/binding made. Yeah for me!