Sunday, October 23, 2016

A Blackbird Gathering quilt top and my new quilting frame

Hi everyone,

I've been pretty productive lately. 
Today, I got block #4 and #5 of the Blackbird Gathering quilt designed by Cheri Payne prepped for hand stitching. 
I also made the log cabin blocks that are part of the pattern. I made them in the style of courthouse steps instead. I got the top all sewn together. 

I love how is turning out. 
I'll stitch the last two blocks, then I'll be able to quilt it. 

In other news, I bought a second hand Gracie quilting frame. 
It's the first version of this frame. 
I finally set it up in my sewing room today. I had to rearrange all my stuff to make it fit. I haven't tried it yet. But hopefully I'll be able to try it out soon. 

Right now it's great to hang Quilts in progress. I hope you all had a great weekend.


WoolenSails said...

I love how your blocks came out, I still need to make the last ones and the blocks, so I better get busy.
Wonderful frame, looks beautiful in the room too.


Nancy said...

Your Blackbird Gathering looks fabulous. I love how the courthouse steps creates a "diamond" around the center block.

a good yarn said...

That's a lovely quilt Ariane. Have fun with your new toy!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lovely 💖💖

paulette said...

LOVE your Blackbird Gathering!!! Your sewing room is wonderful...and your new frame fits perfectly! Your CROW QUILT (hanging on the frame) is magnificent! Is this Karen's pattern? Gorgeous!!

Calicojoan said...

That's a fabulous quilt. I do love homespuns and they shine in this one!
What a bright and cheery place to sew too. Perfect place to retreat to.

andsewon said...

Love the quilt! Enjoy the new quilting frame!

Alycia said...

Your top looks great - and yay for setting up your quilting room, hope it works great for yoU!

Darlene said...

Great job!!!!

Sarah Vanderburgh said...

LOVE your Blackbird Gathering blocks! And congrats on the frame - it looks right at home:)

Sandra Walker said...

Oh Ariane, this quilt is coming along SO beautifully! Your work is gorgeous. I love the choice you made of Courthouse Steps as background. Yippee! on a quilt frame! Will you set your machine on it, or purchase one dedicated to just quilting? Love the peak into your sewing space...ahh, one day I hope to get something a 'leedle' more esthetically pleasing than throw-rug-covered cement floors and vapour barrier walls, LOL.

Valerie Reynolds said...

I too love your blackbird gathering!! Enjoy your new frame!!!PS: I'm one of your newest followers and added yours to my sidebar blog list. SMILES! V