Thursday, January 28, 2016
I made this Maple Leaf quilt top in the early 90s. I belonged to a fat quarter club where I received eight each month. Most of the fabrics in this top were made with those fat quarters. Most of these quilt tops will have to wait until I retire before they get quilted. I bought several cones of nice quilting thread before Christmas. I've got lots of batting and backing, all I need now is time. :)
Monday, January 25, 2016
I adopted a new quilting companion today. The house was too empty and lonely without my old cat, Casper, who passed away on December 28. I'm sure Igor will soon learn to be Chief Quilt Inspector and will supervise all my work. Welcome, Igor!
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Today's UFO is a hand pieced Amish style Double Wedding Ring quilt top. I made this in the early 90s, thinking that I would eventually hand quilt it. Now that my free motion machine quilting has improved over the years, I think I'll be able to do justice to this. Hand quilting is nice and would give it more of an Amish look, but there are not enough hours in the day. I need a time stretcher!
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Thursday, January 7, 2016
With the beginning of the new year, I'm going to try to shame myself by posting Throwback Thursday pictures of quilt tops that have been accumulating in my house. Last January, I posted a picture of nineteen quilt tops that were on hangers in the closet. Sadly to say, I only finished one of them, then added more! I've got to make more time to sew this year, which is difficult because I have two jobs and I'm always tired. One can only hope. Today's quilt top is made from Japanese/Oriental type fabrics. The curved seams were sewn using a Curve Master Presser Foot on a Janome machine. I don't even know where that foot went, it must be in the sewing desk somewhere.