I attached my new pintuck foot, the 46c (wide), cut my 1 inch strips and two strands of the No. 5 Perle Cotton, set up the thread with the invisible thread and started to stitch. I decided to use the leftover fabric from the edges around my quilt backing. Turned out, I don't have any… Continue reading The Ricky Tim’s Binding – Practicing My Piping!
Hi Everyone, About the only thing accomplished this weekend on the Ricky Tims Binding (RTB) was the squaring and trimming of the quilt.I watched the video several more times and wrote down what I was going to need. I needed to find Water Soluble Thread (who knew there was such a thing), a Pintuck Foot,… Continue reading Geeze, Prepping for The RTB is a Lot of Work!
The Quilting is Finished!!!! I completed the spiral quilting of the border this afternoon. I made a quick video for your viewing pleasure. There is some narration, but it's my first production at that so go easy on me! Anyhoosy...here's the vid: Now all I need to do is the binding! My FIRST binding, yikes.… Continue reading Quilting The Carolina Christmas – The Spiral Border!
Yippee! Here is a video of me quilting the Holly Border. I think it might be a little long but you can see my scribble! I do speak a little so turn the sound up if you want to hear (sorry, no sub-titles...just saying to myself..."holly point, holly point...blah, blah,blah) otherwise just watch... ~Enjoy! Til… Continue reading Quilting The Carolina Christmas – The Holly Border!
Yesterday I ran out of thread! Look...I just had this last little corner bit to do before working on the borders!Fortunately I had wound several bobbins and have a couple left to work through. I'm hoping I can squeeze it out of them! In the meantime I did find Aurifil at Linda Z's in Arlington… Continue reading Quilting The Carolina Christmas – Running Out of Thread
I know many of you are new here, reading about this quilt, but some background on this Carolina Christmas Quilt might enlighten you as to why I might be Un-Quilting a section of this quilt. About a year and a half ago I was trying to quilt this particular piece using a frame system whereby… Continue reading Quilting The Carolina Christmas – Pulling Threads or Un-Quilting
Phfft. Something happened to my little Bernina Sport during the quilting of this Carolina Christmas quilt. It started squeaking so bad it sounded like Styrofoam rubbing together. Jim thought it might have busted a bearing. I have no idea. It still sews but I'm going to have to take it in to a shop and… Continue reading Quilting The Carolina Christmas – Little Sport Can’t Handle It!
Wow! I really love my new crutch bag!She's all finished and currently ready to go to work for me! The last step in the process of making this bag was to attach the bias binding around the raw seam edges. I added a little loop and button to the top of the bag as well. … Continue reading The Crutch Bag Project – The Edge Binding and Reveal!
I am complete with 2/5ths of the hand quilting on this project. It turned out that I was actually making 'scallops' instead of 'babtist fans' with my quilting design. I guess a little experience would have taught me the difference on how to go about making the baptist fan design. Oh well. The scallops look… Continue reading Quiltville’s Carolina Christmas Mystery Quilt Update
The first 10 lessons I've learned from a few rows of quilting: 1. I've learned that I have no idea how to do the 'rocking quilting stitch'. Either this is done by magic or the three layers are so thin that the end quilt has no warmth? That is my conclusion. My stitches are a… Continue reading 10 Lessons learned from a few rows of quilting