THE NICHE OF A QUILTER, READER, PET LOVER, AND GARDNER

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Quilting Update

What can I say, I haven't finished the small 54 inch quilt and it drives me crazy. I certainly am no Linda nor Jeanne. LOL!I really hate to work. It takes up so much of my quilting time. I have done a lot of progress though. I am now quilting the bottom edges. I would do some machine quilting on it but this small quilt will be for my first granddaughter so hand quilting it makes it more special. I had a hard time deciding on the quilting pattern for this little quilt because it's just made up of strips so I just went with straight lines. It also makes the quilting go faster.I made another trip to another LQS and bought some more thread for applique and some books. I bought some cotton silk finish thread. The time I appliqued I used some silk embroidery thread, so I don't know which is suppose to be best. I have used the silk embroidery thread for appliqueing but I didn't think it was strong enough. It was a sale day at the store and I kind of got distracted. You know how that is. I bought the Turning Twenty Around the Corner book and have decided to use that desing for my Sunbonnet blocks. If I use that design I won't have to make many more Sunbonnet blocks. I bought a pattern for a French quilt which is pretty much just quilting whole pieces of fabric with no piecing. I have so much pretty fabric that I don't want to cut up and have just decided to make them into whole cloth quilts. While I was looking at the notions at the quilting store I realized I pretty much have all of them, some that I bought back in the 80's and early 90's that aren't around anymore and that I'm glad I have. I just love quilting gadgets. I bought the really really small almost 1 inch iron for tiny pieces of fabric. I got that at 40% off. I can't resist those Joann's coupons so I may soon have all the quilting supplies they have at the store. I'm happy to report that my youngest son finally found a job. He will be working at Wal Mart and is quite excited. We didn't want him to work till he got done with high school, so, he is quite excited about earning his own money. Hubby and I are pretty excited about that part to.

6 comments:

swooze said...

I love your quilt. It is really pretty. Love your loot!

Vicky said...

Your quilt is beautiful! And it surely will be special with your gorgeous hand quilting!

Nice haul. You've picked up some great books!

Marcie said...

That floral quilt is so pretty! I love seeing such variety all blending so nicely. Your son's trip to Mexico looks great! I have always wanted to go and see the Myan ruins. Afraid I am too old now--all those steps! Take care~

Anonymous said...

lovely quilt, lovely blog, hope you post again soon

Jay said...

I am a beginning quilter and have just purchased a PVC quilting frame. I would really appreciate it if you, or anyone, could give me some directions on how to put a quilt on it? My email address is aretha57@yahoo.com.

Thanks for any help anyone can give me.

J

Esteemarlu said...

Jay, it's really very simple all I do is set the middle of the quilt on the frame and then lock the pvc sides onto the each side of the frame. I love that frame because it's light and portable.I think that the trick to a smooth backing is to do a good basting job. If you have anymore questions let me now.