So I agreed to quilt a top for an organization to auction and raise money. At my first glance, it was beautiful and appeared very flat. It is still beautiful, but once I put it on the machine, I started to worry it wasn't exactly flat. Very quickly I learned the borders were nowhere near flat. Too late to remove from the machine and no real time to redo the borders anyway, I had to come up with another plan. So what I decided to do was gather the excess and create a false seam by hand applique......8 times. Not easy to do standing up at an odd angle, but faster than removing stitches and the border.Below are the pictures of the progression. I think it is OK. I do hope it does well at the auction.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Sunday, March 2, 2014
So how did it go??? Very fast. Retreating at home is not always productive, but it was very comfy. I only really worked on 3 projects, but hey, a couple of naps, a few hours of reading and a movie sort of interfered with progress. And those trips to the frig and pantry take time. My plan next time is to really have a plan...and extra chips.
I really like these and definitely will do more.
You can't really see it but it is cute.
This is my favorite. It's a fish pillow!!! I saw them online and had to do it. You use old sweaters to make it.
He will need some friends.
But that's another retreat.
Friday, February 28, 2014
I am really excited about this weekend. I will have 2 days of uninterrupted time to myself. It has been raining most of the day and will continue through the weekend. I have purchased all my favorite snack foods and found the flannel PJ's I love. It sounds like a personal retreat!!!! So I got a jump on my list of things to do and try. This is hand sewn folk art-ish row houses. It is backed on black flannel and attached to a machine quilted background. Simple framing found at the Goodwill finishes it off.
I'll keep you posted with my progress.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014
Quilt retreats are a good thing.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Ruth, one of my Wednesday students said"I don't repeat gossip so sit down and listen carefully."
That was not going to happen soon, but a pillow was within my reach.
to secure to top fabric. Then the entire pillow was FMQ to give texture and body.
Friday, January 3, 2014
Happy New Year !!!!!
First project for 2014 pattern and instructions in Feb 2014 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting.
Would have loved to hand piece hearts as called for but machine applique got the job DONE.
Wishing you much love in the new year.