I spent an hour this morning setting up my background support to photograph both the Feather Practice String Quilt and Mmmwhaah!, the X's and O's quilt that will be given to our new niece this Christmas! There's snow on the ground and we are expecting more snow later today and tomorrow so if I'm going to get… Continue reading A Photo Shoot Morning
I've seen them out there, rather elusive, in their exposure on blogs or quilt websites. Usually they're hidden behind the cropping of the photograph but I know there must be a way to have one too, the Quilt Design Wall that is! But I don't want one that is a permanent fixture, I just don't… Continue reading Building a Quilt Design Wall – Part 1
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!