I am late catching up on this blog. In June I had a road trip taking 4 grandies from Texas and Tennessee to Michigan. It was lots of fun.
Friday, September 9, 2022
Sunday, June 12, 2022
Sunday, June 5, 2022
I am still juggling projects. The one project with a deadline is for a gift. I am doing Elizabeth Hartman's Koala pattern. I have time but I thought I'd feel better if I got the top done. I was at a day retreat with friends last Tuesday and I worked on it there. I think it is going to be a fun project. Picking the fabrics has been fun too.
Sunday, May 29, 2022
Not A Lot of Sewing
I haven't sewn much in the last week. I made another log cabin block and that project will probably just be a couple blocks a week until I finish a couple things. I also tried my new accuquilt Glorified Nine Patch die and started a new mandala.
I love the new die. I only made one block and will probably make a few more blocks to perfect the techniques but I think it is pretty and once I am caught up on projects I'd love to make a quilt.
I also practiced quilting for the Mandala Club and have started a new one.
Sunday, May 22, 2022
I have tried the mandala practice a couple times. I am struggling with quilting small motifs. I asked for suggestions in a longarm facebook group and received some ideas. People suggested microdrive handles (I have some but took them off the machine a long time ago so I need to figure out where they are), higher stitches per inch for smoother curves and stitching in manual mode.
I am starting to feel a little better but progress is slow. 2 pics below both pieces are about 14 inches square. The brown was the first. It was so wobbly I knew it was going to succeed as a mandala and I just added practice to it. The red I tried stitching in manual mode and I can see lines are smoother for the most part. Still knew early on it was not going to be a mandala I would be showing anyone, so continued practicing. I am not sure if I will repeat this design or go on to another lesson. I am improving although slowly
Sunday, May 15, 2022
Not Your Daddy's Log Cabin
On Friday I took a zoom class through Mancuso . David Sirota teaching his log cabin class https://www.quiltmavendave.com/copy-of-not-your-daddy-s-log-cabin-1
David is a good teacher and it was a fun class. I am still trying to catch up and keep up with other projects but I had been wanting to take this class. I need 36 blocks. I used Bella Super Black, the green is a shot cotton and the beige a linen. Picture of one of mine below:
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Dresden Mini Quilt Finished
I decided to leave some dresdens hanging over the edge and some wrapped around. Overall happy with it.