Had to put my latest quilt aside to make a cushion for our eldest daughter to give to a friend. I must say cushions are not my forte. I managed to sew the back on inside out.
I am looking forward to doing some boro stitching tomorrow hopefully!
I’m still pondering Page 45 as being a traditional quilter I find tackling a landscape style quilt quite daunting. However, I know it will be a fabulous learning experience so I an going to jump right in there and give it a shot.
I have been busy looking for a suitable image to work from and rather like this one of Wastwater in the Lake District.
Was it really September when I last posted? It seems like yesterday, how time flies!
My New Year resolution was to be creative everyday, which I have managed to do so far this year!
This week I have been updating my samples for the machine quilting classes I am teaching this year. My first class will be gridwork design which is a follow on from my very successful Feathers and Fillers workshop. We will revisit some of the grids from that workshop as well as work on several new ones based on various grid types.
I bought the pattern for these bags Sew Together Bags by ‘Sew Demented’ several months and it is only recently that I started making them. I completed the second one yesterday and I am fairly pleased with the result.
I had hoped to do some quilting last weekend but managed to bend my sewing machine needle. This knocked the machine out of alignment resulting in skipped stitches as well as the needle threader not working. A service and repairs is going to be $115. As you can see I did a good job of the needle which is titanium!
I had wanted to play with the fancy stitches on the sewing machine as they have a lot of potential for quilting and could be useful for quilters who are not confident with free motion quilting. I recently used some of these stitches on journal covers I have been making and was really pleased with the results.
Instead I have had to content myself with drooling over the 820 stitch manual which I made last year (Can you believe I stitched all the stitches out). Nevertheless this did give me time to me select a few stitches that would be suitable for use instead of using a straight stitching or cross hatching when quilting.