Monday, November 20, 2017
I volunteered to quilt one of the guild's comfort quilts. The pattern and fabrics were so busy, I didn't know what to do at first. I decided on this design that was in the book "Step By Step Free Motion Quilting" by Christina Camelli. It won't be too long until it's done, then I'll hand it over to someone else to sew the binding on.
Monday, November 6, 2017
I started sewing rows of blocks together on "Scrappy Chains", the pattern was from a Fons and Porter magazine. It was a nice sunny day, so I thought I'd take the photo outside. Igor the Quilt Inspector ordered me to stop sewing for a bit.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
I made this quilted baby jacket in 1987 just before my daughter, Lindsay was born. The pattern came from a library book, I don't remember the title or author. The jacket has embroidery and is hand quilted on satin. It was supposed to fit a three to six-month-old baby, but it was too small for Lindsay at three months, so it never was worn. I think it would be a better fit for a doll.
Sunday, October 22, 2017
A few days ago the zipper gave out on my winter jacket. I find it annoying how they put such flimsy zippers in clothing that is supposed to be good quality. Yes, that is you, LLBean- start putting better zippers in your outerwear! I wore my old jacket until I could figure out where to get a replacement zipper, the closest fabric store is a three-hour drive from here. Tonight I dug around in my zipper stash and found a royal blue one that was just about the right length. It was a terrible job trying to pick out the old zipper, it was sealed in with a glue-like substance as well as stitched. Finally, I removed it and proceeded to attach the replacement zipper. It's not exactly the right colour to go with the jacket, but it will do. If anybody wants me to put a zipper in their jacket, that answer is NO, I'm a quilter. :)
Friday, October 13, 2017
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
I finished this Crazy Quilt last night. I went a little overboard with doodle quilting and kept adding more and more. The quilting along the border looks a little bizarre, oh well. There are all kinds of odds and ends in this one- orphan quilt blocks, leftovers from other quilts and lots of scraps.