I finished Red Chevy Crush a couple of weeks ago.
This post is a little longer because I have some catching up to do.
Ok, so…I’ve been free motion quilting, herein referred to as FMQ. In an effort to get good at it…and I DO want to be good, I started the #dailyfmq challenge on Instagram (it goes through 9/22/14). It challenges me to practice for at least 10 mins/day. I had previously enrolled in two Craftsy quilting classes (one of which I wrote about here) but I haven’t really done what qualifies as practice until about 2 weeks ago.
|Also practicing w/Paint|
I’ve been doing my FMQ practice on this Autumn quilt top I finished a few weeks ago. I’m quilting something different on each piece w/in a block.
I don’t mean to toot my own horn…but toot toot! I already feel and see a difference in my FMQ.
I’m not sure if this qualifies as a notion or gadget, but a friend told me about Clearly Perfect Angles and how it works beautifully for sewing HST and mitered binding, so I ordered it. It’s perfect! And speaking of mitered binding, I found and used this sanity-saving tutorial for a mitered join.
I attempted to make my first pattern tutorial for something scrappy but I don’t like how it turned out at all. A solid fabric would’ve improved the look, but I’m still not liking the center either.
Maybe pattern tutorials aren’t my thing just yet. In the mean time, I will continue to use other peeps’ patterns and tutorials, like the tons of free lovelies I came across on Quilter’s Cache.
My grandson was bugging me about sewing so last week I gave him a crash course and helped him make a Tube Pillowcase using this YouTube video tutorial…but I also just found this pdf using a slightly different method.
We went camping over the Labor Day weekend and aside from fear of being mauled by a bear while sleeping, it was fun.
A Thread for Life
This life is a journey we walk by faith
Say Amen – Finding Favour
Have I gone overboard w/the Linkys? Is there such a thing? I hope not.
Outlander is everything I thought it would be and more! I don’t have cable, but a dear friend subscribed to Starz so we could watch It. I’m very grateful and looking forward to watching episodes 2 and 3 this evening.
My Quilty Updates
The Summer Star Mini top is finished. It’s a QITR pattern.