Sunday, January 23, 2011

Oh such a squeal

I am so in love with the last quilt I made. I can share photos yet. I will once the recipient has received it. There were a few bumps along the way. In the end I am very happy with the results. It helps that the quilt features one of my all time favorite characters "Betty Boop."
After I bought this fabric and had Christmas with my family I found more Betty Boop fabric.

There are so many things I learned along the way. Especially in the finishing. I stitched 1/2 the binding down then folded over and went around again. I very much like the results. Also on the quilting of it, I started in one corner and worked my way diagonally to the other. no puckers or anything. And and and...

On to the next one...

This coming weekend I will be taking my 1st ever class. Fun & Done! with my wonderful sister in law. I will be very sad when she moves back to Tulsa, as for now she is close enough for a weekend trip.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Todays lesson

When basting remember to not baste where you plan to quilt.

Starting to quilt in one corner and working in a diagonal worked really well, until I ran across the basting lines a few times. I am waiting a few days before I bind the quilt, due to grumbles with the quilting. As I went across the basting lines there where snags created when the basting lines & the quilting became tangled. There may be some frogging in my future...

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Easing of pain

So about 2 weeks ago I too the "fabric diet" challenge by Cut to Pieces. Shes pretty cool. Today in her blog there was a little lovely post...

Lucy & Norman (who I had not heard of until this morning) are giving some yummy Moda fabric. The Deam on line. See this lovely post.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Normally I don't make resolutions. Usually, things backfire. Here's hoping things don't. 2010 I found blogging. Most of the time it has been just about watching and seeing what others are doing. No comments not many posts. I am going to try to make more posts and post more comments.