Friday, February 27, 2009
I am working on a top secret project, and I am taking my time about it. I will say that there are 3 steps, and I am on step 1, about 1/4 of the way done with that step. Stay tuned for updates on this!
It snowed last night, about 5" maybe. The fresh snow is like a blanket, so pretty.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Then I put them in rows,
And sewed the rows together. Then I pressed the backing, which is the same fabric as the center of the squares. (Also, by keeping the quilt 36" by 36", it fit on to a piece of backing fabric without having to piece it). I pinned,
And started quilting on my machine. I have a Brother, and I love it. Today there were some tension issues, but it looks good. I am starting to look for a machine with a larger throat area so I can quilt larger quilts, I am finding I really enjoy doing all the work on my quilts, including the quilting. I was able to do the whole quilt in one day, including the binding. Not bad!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I do have the mystery quilt quilted and the binding machine sewn on, just have to handsew the back. I very much enjoy using my sewing machine to quilt, it's like painting with the thread to me.
And here it is, all rolled up and ready to start quilting:
Tomorrow I will try and get pics of the quilting.
Saturday, February 07, 2009
Heather was playing in the snow, but she paused long enough for a picture.
Michael was off and about somewhere. It was a good time.
Today I got to sleep in. I'm missing Diva club. But Jim is sick and I didn't feel well, so I figured rest was the way to go today.
Sunday, February 01, 2009
Like I said, not pretty, but they will work. Now I am going to knit and watch the super bowl. Not rooting for a particular team, but waiting anxiously for the good commercials.