Sunday update

Phew, I’m closer to being finished. I finished the bare-minimum quilting I wanted to get done by Thursday evening and then took a vacation day on Friday to add in-between quilting lines. I started at 9 a.m. on Friday morning and finished around 9 p.m. that night. I’m not totally done though: I need to […]

Long weekend

This was a long weekend of quilting. It was a bit frustrating Friday night and most of Saturday until I started getting into a groove late Saturday and we figured out most of the kinks. We also had to make some tough…aesthetic choices to match my skill level. Hey, it’s a learning experience! Doing this […]

Learning to quilt

Just like it says on the tin. I’m practicing on a small sandwich before switching to my quilt later this week. Also: I get to play with Maureen’s machine (it has a much bigger harp).  

October block challenge

Our guild’s due-in-October block challenge, thought up by our October guest speaker Alissa Haight Carlton, is to make a quilt block using negative space in an interesting and innovative way. Some of the jokes I threw around during the guild meeting were to make no block at all or to make a block that’s just a solid […]

Status Update

It’s been a busy week. Monday was our guild’s meeting (which ran long). The focus of the meeting was Gee’s Bend and we (me) screened  The Quiltmakers of Gees Bend. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we pre-cut fabric for a class on Saturday at superbuzzy taught by Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts. I was excited/scared crap-less because this […]

Sunday Work

The game plan for Sunday was to pin baste my quilt. We set the quilt down on the kitchen floor and, since the cats would destroy the quilt if left unattended, we had to finish the job in one session. The first step was to re-measure the quilt top. Then we calculated the size of the […]