Saturday, August 12, 2017
I decided the neutral theme really wouldn't fit with the Buckeye Beauty blocks, so I'm skipping those this month.
Making blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is the most fun I've ever had doing homework.
This homework comes in a close second--my blocks for the Children's Library Quilt, hosted by Pat Sloan.
I changed the center to a solid square, and put the Very Hungry Caterpillar in there.
Lately I've been doing more quilting, as well as piecing. Here's something I actually finished.
I am so lucky! I get to enjoy the things I love most every week--kids, books, scraps, and quilts.
How was your week?
Join me at the linky parties at Busy Hands Quilts and So Scrappy.
Friday, August 4, 2017
I am a walking-foot quilter. The walking foot on my Pfaaf is built in, which is great. Most of this tumbler quilt was quilted about 1/4 in. from each seam, but I got a little fancy in the outer border with these waves. It's one of my favorite stencils, and this time I used soap to mark the lines.
Warning--it does have the same major drawback as chalk. The marks will easily wear off if you touch them while quilting. To counter this, I marked one border at a time (these aren't continuous), and tried to hold the quilt by the outer edges as I quilted, grasping mostly the batting and backing.
What are you working on this week? Why not join me at the linky party at Busy Hands Quilts? It's always a good time.