Sunday, May 30, 2010
So I chose this picture because of the history behind it, as well as the caption. It gives me a sense of well-being and enthusiasm for life. Perhaps one day I will create a quilt that is worthy of that name.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
1) large, and they would have to be large, picture windows with fussy cuts of fish. I have never done windows before, so I would have to sew another quilt for practice before attacking this.
2) several horizonal panels, going from one side of quilt to the other, separated by sashing and the borders. Nothing fancy, just a ladder type.
Does anybody have any other ideas? I have to say now, that this is not my next quilt...it is down the list a bit, I don't want to rush myself. I only have about 3 yards of each , except for the solids shown below....which I bought to do who knows what.
Also, I feel as if I should add some neutral colors, or something, to calm it down...or would it calm it down too much?
By the way, I am trying to learn how to post pictures within the content of a post, not just at the top. I haven't figured it out yet,,,,be patient.
Friday, May 14, 2010
I learned to cut the original blocks a little bigger than called for and then cut them down to size when finished. I found my 1/4" pressure foot, which I didn't even realize I had, and have been using it faithfully.
Now to continue on track with the binding and label of the almost finished caterpillar quilt.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Then I noticed my bobbin......it would run out before I finished my binding...and I hate to stop and rewind bobbins on a long binding seam. Looking around for a full bobbin that I just knew I had, I found two more nearly empty ones. I couldn't make myself fill another white bobbin........ not with 3 just sitting there, calling to me that they are ready and willing to serve!
So what could I do? I sighed and started putting the blocks together for my other quilt. After these brave volunteers have done their duty, then I will refill and continue on with my original goal.