Sunday, September 5, 2021
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Friday, July 30, 2021
Friday, July 23, 2021
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
This was my third time attempting machine quilting with my embroidery module. This time went very well. I have my Weightless Quilter frame set up, supporting the weight of the quilt to prevent drag. I'm using a magnetic hoop, making re-hooping fast. But the best tip I can share, if you're interested in this, is the batting.
I tried out Birdie Bird batting. This is a game changer! The batting is advertised as needing no pins or basting spray to baste the layers together. The batting is supposed to simply cling to the quilt top and backing. I was skeptical. But it worked beautifully! I was amazed at how well it worked. I will admit that I did put a few safety pins around the outside edges...because of my skepticism. But I really didn't have to. The quilt has NO puckers or tucks on the backside. I LOVE THIS BATTING!
I'll show the final results soon.
Monday, July 5, 2021
I was only planning to cut this quilt out this summer, ready for Fall sewing. Well, I got carried away. Top is complete. It's will be a lap size quilt.
For some reason, I want to use up the rest of the fabric and get it out! I bought it as a large fat quarter pack, so I hate to put the scraps back in my stash separated by color. So I cut the remaining fabric into little rectangles.
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Here's what's going on around here.
On the left is Glitter, one block per day. They're adding up, aren't they?
In the middle is an old UFO. I'm determined to get getting some older projects completed! When I pulled this out of the archives I had three block units made. Each block unit has one large plus sign and two small ones. Making progress!
On the right:
While making the plus sign quilt, I'm ending up with lots of strips of fabric. I started sewing the strips together, cutting them into different widths, and sewing them back together. Just playing. And somehow I have started another quilt. Wait a minute! I'm trying to finish up old projects, not start new ones! How does this happen??? But I like it so I'll keep going - maybe a leader/ender project?
If you're interested...the strips are 1.5 inches wide. Some are cut to 2.5", some are 3.5", and some are 4.5".
I'm in one of those moods this week where I'm sick of cooking. What's for dinner? I don't know! We'll figure it out! Are you sick of cooking? Easy, healthy dinner ideas are welcome! Please!
Continue to stay safe!