Monday, October 26, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Here's one of three:
Over a year ago my sister found two started quilts in my parents basement. She had started the blocks in college, put them in a bag, and left them in our parents basement for quite a few years. I offered to finish them for her.
Doesn't she do lovely work? She's much better with the fussy bits than I am.
I planned the placement, put it together and quilted it.
The only fabric I bought for this was the pink backing and green binding. Otherwise all the fabric was in the bag. I tried doing a two sided quilt - though the back side is pretty simple, I really like the effect of being able to turn it over.
Also, something else I discovered:
Rather than quilting with the top of the quilt up, I quilted with the bottom. I was using cream thread that nearly disappeared into the top - since I was just stippling it, I found myself running it together more than I wanted. By flipping it over, I could see what I was doing.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Also, I'm terribly excited to be going to the Sewing and Quilt Expo next weekend! I'm taking a class: Secrets of the Double Wedding Ring. www.sewingexpo.com
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Donated it to the school's fall festival fundraiser. It went in one of the Kindergarten baskets. The squares are 9" finished.
After our move from MN to Kansas City, I wondered the best way to stay in contact. We talk and text fairly regularly on the phone. Usually Monday, the conversation starts with, "Do you know where your sewing machine is?" I thought this might be a fun way to supplement our phone and text conversations. After all, isn't part of the fun sharing the finished product?