Sunday, May 23, 2010
"Mom, can you finish that tonight so I can cuddle in my blanket while I sleep?"
Luke wasn't feeling well, he still has a bit of a cold, and that was his question the third day I was working on getting his quilt finished. I still don't have all the quilting done in the animal blocks, but I went ahead and did the binding so he could sleep with it while he was sick. I haven't been able to get it back from him the last three days to finish it. Even at 17 years old, quilts bring comfort when you are sick.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Tuesday was Bunko at my house, so I thought I would make some Bunko themed bags for the gifts. I am a sucker for pink...so pink was the color!
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Well, I did get the top pieced and the borders on. I had to wait until I could clear the table to lay out the backing, batting & top, but got it all pinned and couldn't figure out in my head exactly how I wanted to do the quilting. I know I wanted to do a swirled line, like the cowboys rope... but couldn't picture exactly what I wanted. So I pulled out my extra backing fabric & batting and made myself a sandwich to practice on... and my pressure foot stopped working AGAIN!! I took it apart and cleaned it, checked the contact and put it back together and it would only come on in one spot, and it was impossible to hold your foot steady enough to leave the pressure there and WAY too slow to actually quilt. So I took it apart again and made sure the contact was making a good contact and where it was supposed to be and all looked well, but it is still not working. :-(( So I am off to Grome's Sewing this morning to talk to the man about whether we should rebuild this food or get a new one. The pfaff foot I need runs $90, and my machine is about 14 years old....come on!!! Well off I go, wish me luck!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
I always have loads of projects running. Right now I am working on a quilt for my grandsons second birthday. I am sure he is quickly outgrowing the crib quilt I made him last year! I have all but one block pieced and hope to finish piecing the top today and start quilting it tomorrow. However, I am pretty sure that my youngest son has shared his bad cold with me. So fingers-crossed, I will feel well enough to get this knocked out this week so I can finish my stained glass project!