Wednesday, August 24, 2016
I still have my Baltimore Christmas to label and I am not sure just how I am going to do that. These are the three that I did yesterday and today. The row by row quilt that I did last year got the only license plate that I was able to get. By the time I learned about the row by row, the quilt shops had run out of plates... I decided this year I was going to try a little harder to get some plates and include them in my 2016 row by row. Success...got five!!
The owl label seemed appropriate for the Whoo Knows quilt. I may just do some embroidery for my Baltimore Christmas even though I have the label started by printing it from the computer. Since the quilt these are laying on is a reversible lap quilt I will probably just write my name somewhere....I know, it's the lazy way to do it but this is reversible and I really don't want a label showing on it.
Monday, August 22, 2016
One...don't be in such a hurry to put something together...there were a couple of places that I had to hand sew some seams that didn't quite connect. I did not check my seams as I put them together...too anxious to finish it before the retreat was over. lesson learned!
Two...never, never use steam a seam for a project that I want to hand quilt....amend that...never, never use steam a seam on anything that I want to quilt PERIOD. It gums up the needle, shreds the thread and is irritating as hell to quilt through. I will definitely go back to the old fashioned hand method of applique. Call me set in my ways...I can take it!
Now to sew on a label...actually on four quilts...damn it just never ends!
Saturday, August 6, 2016
realize just how hard it is to place ribbons and awards in different categories. Maybe it is something
all quilters should have to do just to see how hard it is to give awards, whether merited or not. I loved the idea of the frame around each one...what a great way to bring quilt art into your home.
This last picture was another project that interested me. I have made a few post cards but nothing as elaborate as these. The one that caught my eye was the one at the top left corner with the chickadees. It is a piece of fabric that the creator used to thread paint. So effective and so pretty. Inspirational to say the least. I think I may try some more postcards for fun.....
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
registration form for the quilt show. I will have three bed size quilts and a few smaller items to display this year. I have my row by row experience for 2015 ready to go into the frame...will probably do that tonight since there is really nothing worth watching on television during the summer. I don't feel as driven to get that one finished for the show but I have 7 weeks so you never know. My fingers should heal some tonight and maybe I'll get at it tomorrow.
Friday, July 22, 2016
However, this week I got the following in a parcel from DD # 1...she visited some quilt shops in Ottawa and area and collected the following row by row patterns for me. She is such a sweetie! Now I am so torn...I want to put together the row by row for 2016 IN 2016 and not next year like I did for the 2015 row by row. I already have the patterns from New Brunswick and one from Nova Scotia....what is a girl supposed to do.... so many patterns , so little time.
I also have my 2015 row by row waiting to be quilted next. I debated whether or not to send it to a wonderful local long arm quilter to have her quilt it for me but I am a little anal and have a hard time letting go of things I make easily. Come to think of it , I have two other quilts waiting to be quilted and they were both done by hand. I really aught to slow down some.......yeah, right! As DH says, you're gonna be dead a long time...enjoy life NOW.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
See the white velcro on the tab. Well I was all finished
sewing when it occurred to me that I did not sew
on the second part of the velcro.....doh!
Guess I will have to do that by hand.