Saturday, July 28, 2012
Thursday, July 26, 2012
However I wanted to be able to sew on jersey (t-shirt) type material and make a top but I had never done it, so I found out that I needed to get ballpoint needles and use a different foot (for my Baby Lock it was a G foot) and got some jersey to practice on.
It is actually pretty easy:
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Here is one example from her Flickr page:
As you can see, my "circles" need some work being rounder!
I have started the stitching, which will take a while. This is what I will bring to class on Thursday:
Then once it is all stitched I will connect the four pieces and add any other embellishments. I also have to add it to a backing. I am sure I am not making it in any method she teaches, as I am just winging it from seeing her photos. But I love the idea so I may make a few to just play with them. I think this will just be a wall decoration, although I did see one in Flickr from LaFazio's class that was made into a pillow.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
1. I joined this Monthly Sampler to learn new techniques. That said, I did learn a lot this month: how to make flying geese, how to make a sawtooth star, how to use the Wing Clipper tool (very handy for cutting the flying geese right), how to piece the star so the points are properly showing.
2. I am NOT into Civil War quilt colors so even though the colors are ok, they would not be my choice. I like some of the fabrics individually but not so much in the mixed colors of the stars and side pieces. I will be interested in seeing the rest of the quilt block colors, although she said from the beginning it would be all Civil War quilt colors. Not sure what I will do with the quilt top once it is finished.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
- It gives me one place to log and comment on the sewing, quilting and embroidery projects I am working on.
- It gives me a place to add buttons for other blogs and get involved in the quilting/sewing blogger community and have a place to link back to.
Thus (I have come) Full Circle. I had made a small quilt way back when (40 years ago or so) but never really got into the whole quilt thing then. Of course that was before rotary cutters, self-healing mats, and all the cool fabrics and tools that are out today! So I consider quilting a new interest since there is so much to learn!