Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Back to Blogging

My life keeps getting away from me.....

I have a new laptop and I am hoping that it will be easier to keep up with writing this blog.  I just can't seem to manage adding the pictures using the iPad.  The new puppy has finally managed to settle down enough so that I can start sewing again, so hopefully I will have some things to post on a regular basis.

After a bout with health issues, I managed to talk mom into selling me her longarm sewing machine.  It got all packed up and arrived here last September.  After some practice, I decided that I was going to make a wholecloth quilt for one of my friends that took care of my house while I was up north taking care of my mom.  I started working on it in December and just finished it recently.  The top is made of polished cotton, which looks great finished but is not the easiest thing to work with. Particularly for a first project...

So here are some shots of the finished quilt:

And the label:

Sunday, January 31, 2016


Now I just have to figure out what to do with the edge... And hope the sun comes out for better pictures.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Mom's Quilt

Okay, I don't think we should call it "longarm quilting" anymore- I think we should call it "two weeks of ruler work and 8 hours of fun".

I was going to outline all of those colorful blocks in a neutral thread. Mom went ahead and ordered some monofilament thread for me because of all the colors. The outlines are now all completed. She was right of course (mom usually is) and thankfully it doesn't tick me off as much as when I was twelve. What a pain to work with invisible thread!!! I could hardly thread the machine.  Did I mention this is the FIRST full size quilt that I am doing by myself? Sometimes I think I get challenged way too much!

So now the fun stuff has started. I picked the DWR from Digitech Acanthus Designs
stitched in variegated thread.

Don't know if you can see it in the photo( the sun hasn't been out in a while here) but it is stitched in the colored blocks also.