Sunday, September 25, 2016
Monday, September 12, 2016
I have the perfect spot for it in my sewing room...after the quilt show....
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Here's the result. That's my sewing machine on the top with the "Cut" on the left and the Pin and Sew on the right. I made my squares smaller... so I had to improvise and make it fit. The second one is my DD's...I added the "Puss in the corner" squares. The third one (MW's) has the "Quilt" applique that I added and the fourth is the original from SS. It was this one that
gave me the idea to add the extras to bring it all together.
sewing machine ...on the off chance that more would participate and since they didn't I am going to use it as the label.
Ah well, it will be hanging in my sewing area so I can lament about that for years to come.
Next step, deciding if I want to make it wider and longer , then to quilt it and bind it...machine or hand....oh my, decisions, decisions!
Saturday, August 27, 2016
I kind of coerced her into accepting it since I needed to make one for a prototype and then make another for me....see there is a method to my madness. I had never made a slip zipper before and it was actually kind of interesting...so neat and tidy when finished, too.
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!