Sunday, March 11, 2018
Today I finished sewing together the mystery table runner, then I made some more blocks for this quilt which I started in December. It was a good weekend, filled with sewing, eating and visiting. :)
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Today I got most of the quilting done on the quilt that I posted yesterday. Later on in the day, I switched to a mystery table runner that we were all working on. I had a date with Jack the Ripper (seam ripper) after I sewed rows in the wrong order. After much picking, the rows are ready to be reassembled tomorrow.
Friday, March 9, 2018
Today I tried a different type of quilting design. I made huge wiggly spirals with some smaller ones in between. This caused a lot of thread ends, which will have to be dealt with. It went quickly, I've got most of the surface covered already.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
I wanted to make some beeswax coated reusable food wraps, there was a tutorial on apartmenttherapy.com I ordered a couple of pinking blades from Amazon for my rotary cutter on January 9th, but didn't receive them until the other day. They must've been sent on a slow boat across the ocean, they took so long to arrive. Instead of ordering beeswax pellets from Amazon, I bought some blocks of it from Aurora Beeswax Candles in Edmonton, the price was a little better. I just about had to stand on the rotary cutter to get the pinking blade to go through one layer of fabric, the blade wasn't very sharp. After making two wraps, I was ready to call it a day, it was labour intensive, chopping the beeswax blocks into tiny bits with a knife. I tried to use a grater, but the wax was too solid and would have taken a century to grate. I'll try the wraps this week to see if I like using them, then maybe make some more
Monday, March 5, 2018
I haven't finished anything in 2018 and it's already March, Linda H is leaving me in the dust! Linda made "Blue Chain" to be given away as a donation quilt. At first, the quilt top was way bigger, but Linda decided to take several blocks away and make the quilt a single bed size. The extra blocks will be used to make another quilt in the future. Linda said, "I got the idea for the blue chain quilt from Quilts and More, Summer 2016, The designer was Sherri McConnell. I made my blocks to finish at 6 inches while hers were 5 inches. She called her quilt "Linked"."
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Our guild is having a quilting retreat soon, I thought I better dig out a quilt top and get it pin basted. This one isn't very big, maybe I'll be able to quilt the whole thing in a few days.
Monday, February 26, 2018
Linda H finished "Little Gems" at the end of 2017. It's made of wonky Log Cabin blocks that are quite small. Linda found a wild print for the backing, a great way to find a use for an out of the ordinary fabric.