Sunday, January 27, 2013

Monday Morning Design Wall 1/28/2013

Another busy week and I am so close to being done with all the applique for Mimi's Bloomers by Erin Russek.  I added a couple of blocks and am making corner blocks to match.  It is looking so pretty!!  I have jury duty tomorrow so I am going to the court house with my sewing in my bag!  I will leave my scissors at home but I will bring nail clippers!  Last time I had to sit for 3 hours before we were called into the court room so I need to make sure I am prepared with something to keep me busy!!  I have been working on my machine quilting and I just need to find more hours in the day to get stuff done!  I think I will give up sleep for Lent!!  Think about all I could get done in a day if I did not sleep!!  Oh, well, it is just a dream!  Happy Sewing.  Don't forget to check out Judy's blog and see the rest of the design walls.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Monday Morning Design Wall 1/14/2013

 Good Morning!!  I had the best weekend every as I took Cindy Needham's Beginning Machine Quilting Class in Sacramento!!  All I can say is WOW!  I learned so much.  As you can see by the back of my Black/White/Yellow circle quilt, I can now feather!!  Yes, free form feathers!!  I learned my hum/purr feeling for the machine, slowing my hands down and not creating "toe catching stitches".  SO MUCH FUN!!

 I will say that I was so exhausted after the class I went to bed really early last night and could still use a bit of down time today!  I cannot wait to finish this quilt as I have planned out the quilting on the next three already!   Her talk on design was fantastic and makes me just want to take more classes on design for machine quilting.  I will be very busy for the next several weeks working on these projects and may have to get a second job to pay for all the thread I will need but that is life!!

Remember to check out Judy's blog and see every one's design wall!!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Monday Morning Design Wall 1/7/2013

 Good Morning!  I am working on my border setting triangles for the Mimi's Bloomers quilt and having a blast.  I am trying to bring in my inspiration fabric into the corner blocks and so far, so good!!   I need to make 10 of them and then decided on the color of the rails and corner stones for the entire quilt!  This Thursday I am off to Beginning Machine Quilting class taught by Cindy Needham in Rancho Cordova, California.  I cannot wait.  I have so many tops and I cannot hand quilt fast enough with a full time job, 4 kids, dog, husband and workout time to get as many done as I need to!  I need to learn to machine quilt, if it kills me or Cindy!!!   I am bringing 5 quilt tops I already sewed Every Stinking Seam on and then a couple of completed tops that I just need ideas to figure out what to do!  I need to stop working on my applique and pack up for the class pretty darn quick or Thursday morning will come around and I will not be prepared!  Remember to check out the other design walls on Judy's blog.