Friday, November 29, 2013

Soft, Stable & Sale

Living Water Quilter 

Here is a peek at one of the Christmas gifts I’m working on.

My guild has a orphan block table where quilters can donate, swap, or pick up unwanted blocks. I picked several large blocks specifically for free motion practice.

Each block will be a table topper so I decided to use Soft & Stable by Annie instead of batting. Soft and Stable is a cotton scrim covered foam.

The quilting is done with a top stitch 90/14 needle, and trilobal polyester embroidery thread.

Don’t forget all Craftsy online classes are $19.99. This is the time to enroll in classes that are normally, $49 or $39. I enrolled in a sewing class, Creative Serging and a quilting class, Playing with Curves.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

WIP - Retreating to Advance

It was exciting to be at the November quilting retreat at Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center again.Women from as far away as Alaska, Canada, and New York join in the fun.

Significant progress has been made on several projects. However, the most important is the quilt for my mom. She picked a pattern from "Still Stripping After Twenty-five years" by Eleanor Burns

The blocks, sashing and the first of three borders of the queen-sized quilt are pieced. You can watch a demo of the rulers used to make the star points here. The video demo shows how to use the same ruler to make a fish.