After staring at my quilt top for about 4 months, I finally made a decision on how to quilt the sky background. I was so nervous to do it thinking that I might ruin it, and in the end it's definitely not perfect, but I love the texture that it gives it. I shouldn't have waited so long. I used invisible thread on top, aka monofilament, and a cotton thread in the bobbin, put my feed dogs down and just went for it. Next time I won't wait so long, but half my problem with machine quilting is just deciding what design to quilt. There's so many great ideas out there.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
I bought these chairs this summer, put them in what we call the "piano room". It's a place to sit and listen to music, read or even just to sit barefoot in order to feel the cool shag rug under your feet. I love these chairs.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
In the UFO department, I've got my flickr group quilt blocks up on my design wall. I need to look at them for a while to decide how to put them together, whether to add a sashing between them and if a sashing, what material. Right now I'm leaning toward adding a sashing that is black dots on a white background. Black and white checkers may be cute too.
I've also finished the backing for this quilt top below.
My girls like the backing almost better than the top, so that will be nice to have a twin size quilt that I can use both sides of. Obviously there's plenty of quilting projects to be started, added to and finished. I love having quilts in every stage of the process for that very reason.