Saturday, October 31, 2015
We've had a few trick or treaters. Not a lot, but a few. Our young friends came over as is the tradition.
Friday, October 30, 2015
As I was putting away some freshly washed quilts today, I wondered....do other quilters decorate their homes with their quilts? Do you?
Monday, October 19, 2015
Saturday, October 17, 2015
I did a 5k this morning. I was a little worried because I hadn't run since Monday and my knees really hurt Monday night. No problem at all with my knees today and I am pleased with my results. First (of two) in my age group, and finished in 34:38.
Monday, October 12, 2015
I'd love to hear about Memory quilts some of you quilters have made. Tell me about them!
Sunday, October 11, 2015
This makes two for me. My Edinburgh Square quilt is scheduled for McCall's Quick Quilts in spring 2016. One of the things I love about quilting is there is always a new goal to try for -- learn a new technique, make a really difficult quilt, design a block or quilt, or get one published.
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Sunday, October 4, 2015
This jewel, I love....It is a silicone lint roller. Got it at the quilt show in Chattanooga. It came with three sizes -pocket, regular, and this big boy. Great for picking up all the little threads that attach themselves to us quilters and our work space. The only draw back is after you rinse it in hot water to release the junk it picked up, then you have to dispose of the water, preferably not in the sink unless you also use a drain to catch the threads.
(by the way, I've updated my running under its tab, and added a new wonderful recipe under the recipe tab)
Friday, October 2, 2015
I've been scouring over lots of machine quilting YouTube videos lately. I want to learn how to do better at custom quilting. I found a relatively easy technique for filling background called McTavishing. I am going to try it on the white background on the shadow quilt.
They recommend using a thread the same color as the background, at least on first attempts. So I'll be changing thread from a light gray to a white for the filler. This one will take some time to quilt, but I am ready to stretch my abilities so I am excited to get started on it. I found a star pattern and learned how to enlarge it using the iPad. Just take a pic of it, then go into a free application that enlarges it. The biggest enlargement made it perfect for a six inch square. I have a new straight edge tool for the straight line quilting. I am ready to go! Going to a quilt shop today to find the right backing so I can get started.