Carolyn at ....just one more stitch..... is hosting a giveaway!! Here's her website:
And here's the yummy fabric:
So go on over and check it out! MB
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
I learned a few lessons.
#1 - I love my Accuquilt and it's the only way to go. But next time I'll use WASH AWAY stabilizer when I do the buttonhole stitching. It was a PAIN to pull out all the little pieces.
But I do love that heart!
#2 - When quilting with a cross-hatch pattern, actually MARK the quilt. I used that little do-hicky that attaches to the back of my walking foot and did not use a continuous line of stitching. Don't ask me why, I really don't know myself except that I didn't mark the quilt and can only use the do hicky on the right side, so I didn't really have a way of turning the quilt to sew on the left side. This left me with LOTS of starts and stops. And because I didn't mark it, the cross-hatching is little wonky. It's not enough to bug me, but I won't do that again.
#3 - When you start your quilting, CHECK THE BACK BEFORE YOU QUILT THE WHOLE THING!!!
It didn't look bad from the front, did it?
See that AWFUL stitching on the back where I stitched my border? I don't know why it did that. I didn't change my tension or anything. Luckily this quilt is only 36" square and it was very easy to rip out because it was such a mess.
It looks much better now. Well, I'm off to stitch the binding.
Hello there. One of the blogs I follow, Lily Pad Quilting, is hosting a giveaway - fabric and Superior thread. What's not to love? Check it out here: http://lilypadquilting.blogspot.com/2012/01/got-thread-giveaway.html
Monday, January 23, 2012
Hello blogging world. I have no idea how this is going to go, but I follow a lot of blogs and thought I'd give it a try. I'm a wife and mother, a grammy (in fact, I'm watching 2 of them today), an avid quilt enthusiast, and nurse; pretty much in that order. I'll post sporatically and try to figure out how to add pictures. I've even thought of doing a tutorial or two. We'll see. Probably this will be more for me than anyone else, but let me know if you see something you like. It's a brave new world out there in cyberspace and I guess it's time for me to join it. MB