I liked the baby quilt that I quilted for a new friend at quilting group so much that I had to try it on a lap quilt for a Christmas gift...here's a close up of the front and back showing that I quilted it in a overall leaf pattern free hand... the ladies at quilting liked it very much...
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Enjoying sitting on the porch watching it rain! Over the last 7 years, our county has been drier than a dust bin... I mean crazy dry. The lakes have just about dried up. Everybody is on super strict water rationing. I'm praying really hard that The Lord will see fit to bless us with abundant rain again that wil refill the lakes.
The only downside I see to the rain today is that there is enough lightening going on to keep me from starting to quilt my Be Attitudes quilt. I just couldn't bear to chance a lightening hit on my longarm, Sadie...she is far to precious to me for that... but I did get the quilt mounted and ready to go...just as soon as it's safe... Here's a pic of the quilt on Sadie..it's not quite Frame Friday...but it will still be there tomorrow when it is!
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
When I started getting to attend my quilting group again in September, there was a new member attending that I got to know. She was attempting to make her first quilt, and it was for her first Great Grandchild! Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks? 😃 Well, this little lady sewed up a beautiful machine appliquéd quilt with heart blocks, and finished the top Tuesday during our quilting group... Anyway, I invited her to my house to try her hand at quilting it on Sadie...She was too timid to try to actually quilt it herself, but she did help me decide how to go about quilting it for her. It came out really cute, I thought, and she was thrilled. Today she came back over and I showed her how to apply the binding on the machine, then we both worked at hand stitching the binding to finish it. She is so pleased! Here's a pic of the quilt when we took it off the quilting machine Tuesday evening. This was the first time I had quilted Minky...It was not as bad as I was afraid it would be to quilt... Just used a little less tightness on the rollers and clamps and loosened the top tension just a little bit! And of course floated the top. Overall, it was a great learning experience for me... And her!
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Hubby and I went to Quilt Plano on our way to Devils Den, Ark. While we were ohh-ing and ahh-ing all the quilts and venders, I was offered a free quilt kit for me to piece and finish for Project Linus, which is a program to provide children in need of comfort with something to snuggle with. It was a great treat to work on a quilt that required no planning for me... I just cut and followed the instructions... And I quickly had something to play with on my new longarm machine! What fun!
If you would like to find out more about Project Linus, who it serves and how to help... here's the link...