Thursday, April 05, 2007

Class Quilt

My quilt from my latest class is pinned together and ready to quilt. The shiny spots you see are the brass pins that are holding the top, batting and back together. I'm going to quilt this one myself, on my machine, just to see how I can do. I did try to shadow quilt one of the bow-ties, and except for one or two wobbly stitches, it turned out pretty good.

I learned a lot in this class. A lot of new techniques were introduced and I feel a little more confident to pick designs and color now.

Here's a close up of one of the corners. The binding isn't on yet. The brown you see at the bottom is actually the backing.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Many Trips

I really like this block. I haven't been as pleased with a block as I am with this one in a long time. I love the colors, and the movement. It's called "Many Trips".

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Sewing Again

When I went back to work last spring, I forgot that I had a sewing machine. Well, maybe didn't forget, but sure didn't make time to use it anymore. In December I realized that if I want to sew, I will have to schedule time to do it and make it a priority. So I signed up for a new quilting class and have taken two of the eight so far. Here's my first block, and I'm working on block number two.

The colors are exciting and different from anything I've done before and I'm really enjoying it. This is the Log Cabin block.