Wednesday, March 17, 2010


I have been busy finishing up some things that have been around a while. I have to move things around and rearrange my room to set up for machine quilting. I like to have more than one thing to quilt so that I am not moving and putting things back too many times. My room is 10 x11  and I have too much STUFF. Last month I changed things around one day but instead of getting rid of something I brought something else in the room for my printers. I had it all arranged in EQ and I could see it wasn't working well but I did it anyway. I like it better but maybe just because it is a change. Everything works OK as long as I can live with my little blanket chest in front of my bookcase blocking the lower shelf.

This is my corner set up for machine quilting or it will be as soon as I move my iron and board and the rulers on my machine.

I just finished quilting this baby quilt for our "new baby" shelf at church. I think this is a pattern we will use for more quilts because it is fast and easy for new quiters. We would like to  involve them in making something for our "Caring Quilts", something that will be a learning process.  
Below is a closeup showing the Baby Signs print. I don't think the free motion quilting shows. I quilted in the ditch around the pieced blocks. I still have to but the yellow binding on, hopefully tonight.

I finished up my Diva challenge and have it layered up but I can't show it just yet. We are going to have our "reveal" in April.
I had some problems with my borders and I think one reason was because my new iron that I was so enamored with did not heat up enough and none of my seams were flat. When my infatuation with my iron cooled down a bit I could see someting wasn't right. I took it back and got another of the same and now I am a happy presser.                                                                                                     


Anonymous said...

So, last night at QDP Mary was talking about how we may tend to "over quilt" pieces to keep up with all the professional long armers. Roz commented that she had found your hand out from your watercolor 9 patch class and had pointed out not to over quilt your piece. So you were ahead of the curve again.

Ruth said...

Hmmm, I wonder what I said. I know I try to not outreach my abilities. I also think that the quilting should somehow relate to the the piecing which leads to a lot of stitching in the ditch which is the easy way out for me.
BTW I've been missing you.