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.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Wonky Stars

Put the binding on today using McCall's Quilting about a bias binding. I liked this method, it was a little tricky but worked pretty good.  So all that is left is making the label. I took the quilt off the kitchen table so we could eat dinner-

And mom's little dog took it right over! Notice he has bypassed the comfortable-looking dog bed and the rocking chair where he normally sleeps...

Here is the quilt, finished but not bound. Clearly the little dormouse got to it before I took another photo.  Looks like I wait for another sunny day...  Wasn't too thrilled with the top when it was finished, but this is definitely a case where the quilting makes the quilt! I will be pretty happy to cuddle up with it now.

And a detail picture of the back.