Monday, September 30, 2013
I started a mystery quilt many moons ago, many Halloweens ago and stuffed in a bag. Cleaning out the sewing studio brought the bag into the light from a very dark and not long seen spot. This mystery gone wrong was just waiting to be "updated" into something....hmmm thought I, what would some of this be? I started ripping apart the blocks/semi rows and discovered fun mug rugs waiting to be sewn. I thought each grand would like one and I would find a great Halloween glass/mug to send along. I did not however want to do binding and that is why I LOVE my Babylock Evolve serger and the beautiful edges it does. Three thread overlock and wala! no binding needed.
Friday, September 27, 2013
Tall Tree is quilted. It was fun to quilt with my Viking Diamond machine with decorative snowflake stitch and free motion snowflakes.
|finished, I know bad pic..will try to take another soon|
|decorative snowflake design|
|measuring to add a line of straight stitch to use as marking for free motion snowflakes|
|marking line of sewing|
|free motion snowflakes|
|Snow continues to fall|
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
It is coming to be Christmas too soon and this fun paper pieced Quilter's Dream in Colleyville, Texas with my favorite quilter friends makes the work fun to do.will find a place somewhere to bring in joy. A paper pieced tree class at
Quilting of the project will be another post...need to finish the basting first. Soon quilting will begin.
|Finished top ready to sandwich. All materials from my stash, love to use stash.|
|Layering with the tri wrapped method|
Saturday, September 7, 2013
I made the Bunting Quilt for the RV and for the negative space challenge quilt for Fort Worth Modern Quilt Guild. Negative Space Quilt Challenge This weekend is in Jonestown, Tx for the Swift (a type of bird) and Music Festival. The quilt/"picnic" cloth is really fun, just what one needs in the RV world.
Monday, September 2, 2013
Sometimes things just don't work out like one plans but with Plan B the ripper comes out and makes quick work of those long seams. This green floral backing I thought would not be so directional but when seamed together there is slight directional path in the pattern that is more noticeable than I though it would be. The need to unsew and flip would solve the problem. This is when another of my favorite tools comes into play:
This is the site where you can order this great tool. (I don't get any compensation or other consideration on this recommendation...it's just one of my tools that make my sewist life easier.)