Sunday, February 28, 2016
I'm scrolling through all the photos on my phone trying to find a photo of the "baby" (I say baby in quotes as it was supposed to be his welcome to the world newborn baby quilt but the baby in question is now 14 months old!) to put on the label of the blue squares quilt I have been blogging about recently. I finished it last night and now all I have to do is the label! I want to put a photo of the baby who will be receiving the quilt, but while scrolling I found this photo taken a a few months ago. I made this quilt for his sister and here it is being used! Spread on the grass! Allowed to get dirty! Allowed to have a rusk smudged into it!! It's loved. I love that. Love it.
Now back to my label.
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Nothing like the husband going on a 10 hour fishing trip to get some sewing done! I finished this runner today. Just had the binding to sew on then down. It ended up measuring 18 x 33 inches. We are going out to breakfast tomorrow morning to farewell the lady it is for, finished just in time,
Here are my quilting specs for next time:
Pressure dial on the back of the machine -1.
Upper thread tension - 4.0.
Stitch width - 3.5.
Stitch length - 3.
Top thread - Aurifil 50.
Bottom thread - Aurifil 50.
Direction of quilting - Down, pivot 180 then back up.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
I couldn't have done this if I tried! Look at that corner, the chevron points in the corners match up perfectly, I couldn't believe it when I flipped it over after sewing the binding on. So I have the binding on ready to hand sew down. Instead of doing that though, I decided to sandwich a table runner top and quilt it for a work colleague who is leaving town next week. Two projects on the go at once? Crazy stuff!