Thursday, February 28, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Sewing on the Norse cap....slowly coming along, needs to be done by Saturday, in time for court. Hmm.
This was sent to my sister for her birthday... There was more, but this was the biggest part. I like the pattern so much I think I will make it for myself, but in golds, and blues.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
After sewing the binding together, and pressing it, I sewed it to the back of the quilt, the reverse of the normal way I do a binding. This is a totally machine sewn binding, at my sister's request for sturdiness, so I used my walking foot to stitch in the ditch of the two color binding. Poof! Instant flange! I really like this technique, it adds a lot to the framing of the quilt. I really love the texture of the quilt after washing, though the binding definitely needs to be pressed on the big board tomorrow before I send it out to my sis, but it will be worth the wait, really.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
This is the quilt I made for my sister that needed to be quilted on a long arm. I chose Judy Moorman, a long armer near me that I met at work. I liked what she showed me, and decided to use her for my own tops... An excellent choice! I love the way the heart pattern looks, and it is sparse enough to leave the quilt soft and flexible, yummy to cuddle up. I decided on a two color binding, one that will creat a flange in a deeper color with a slightly paler outer binding. A bit more work, but sturdy and full of life. I hope she likes it!
I'm ready to press... Pictures when I am done!
Saturday, February 2, 2013
I look at the stars at night, and while I see the far off bits of gas that burn and roil, I also see the lights that God put in the sky for us, to give us comfort and guide us. I see the glow of the unimaginable love of a Father for His children, wayward though we are. And I know that, insignificant as I am, I am loved.