Monday, February 28, 2011

Bang . Head. Against. Wall.

I have LOST my 1/4 in foot...... great. Now what? I can't piece without it. I have another foot but it doesn't like me and piecing with it never goes well. Sigh. Now I'm going to have to go looking for another foot.

If you're wondering how this happened, it's because I set it on the table beside my machine. I should have put it away properly..... then one of the cats probably knocked it off, and finally, SportsFan swept the floors. I refuse to blame SportsFan, though.... because a) I asked him to sweep and b) he actually SWEPT THE FLOOR.......

So I have put my Basket quilt UFO on the frame so I will have something to work on until I find a new foot.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Actual quilting done here..... finally









I finally finished the Coffee quilt. I spent a lot more time on the quilting than I usually do. But I figured after almost three years of owning a quilting machine, I should attempt to do more than just meandering. So I put feathers in the outer border and continuous curves in the pieced squares. I still went with the meander in the large squares, because the fabric is so busy, the quilting wouldn't show up anyways. Of course, after I took it off the machine, I flipped it over to check the back and BAM! I missed quilting a whole square of the curves. Sheesh (not exactly the language I was using at the time....). So I had to put it back on the frame and finish the quilting!

















This is a Turning Twenty pattern that I just finished for ME! Yes, I am actually keeping a quilt for myself for the first time in probably five years. Woo Hoo! I already have it on the back of the couch and it's nice and warm and cozy. The fabric is 'Olive Rose' by Valorie Wells.The back is flannel. Aren't those pink flamingoes the cutest?




Wednesday, February 2, 2011

SNOW DAY!


Woo Hoo! I'm gonna stay home all day and quilt! (and no, I didn't take the picture....)