Musings and an Update
Posted 7 May 2008on:
Have you missed me? Now come on, you can be honest… I know… you didn’t even notice I was gone.
Not much has happened in my quilting world lately. Just working on a few projects, nothing new.
I also started a new job, and that has taken a lot of energy. I’m not really sure how long I can do it, so I am looking for other work.
So, what am I currently working on. I am working on my Mom’s redwork quilt. I am working on the machine quilting. The redwork blocks have diagonal lines 1/4″ and 1″ apart. I was going to do a cross-hatch but with just the one set of lines, I thought the cross-hatching would make it too busy. I have each row going in a different direction. I like the effect. Now just to figure out how to do the alternating “puss-in-the-corner” blocks, and then the border. I am thinking in the bottom corner of the border… or even all 4 corners of doing a mouse motif, with 3 mice, one on the horizontal border, one on the vertical border, and one in the corner – the corners of the borders are a 4-patch.
My contest quilt – fizzled. I got the top completed, and it looks very nice, even if I do say so myself (and I just did). It fizzled, well… I was getting close to the deadline – 48 hours. I thought to save myself some money (bank balance getting low – hence the new job), I would piece 4 batting sections together – 3 vertical, 1 horizontal. Wouldn’t you know it… the middle vertical and the horizontal piece – puckered/buckled… whatever you want to call it. I thought that maybe laying it out, and then spray basting all 3 layers together would help ease it out. I left it for the night. The next morning, I thought that I would not be doing myself justice, nor the quilt, if I proceeded to quilt it. So, I didnt’ get it done for the contest. Ah well, perhaps another contest, and if not, well at any rate, I’ll have a nice quilt for my bed, when I finish it. I may even try some of these free-motion quilting techniques that I have a couple DVD’s on.
Well, that brings us pretty well up to date…. almost. But that is for another blog entry – I am teaching a beginner Bargello class in 2.5 weeks.
Until next time!