Sunday, November 22, 2015
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Magic 8 Method, No Waste Flying Geese Unit, Hourglass Method, and the Triple Triangle Method. (She also has math charts different sizes.)
I could not replace the center section
so I got Jack back out and he helped me re-rip the middle section out and take what needed to be taken apart.
I remade the center using a different color of fabric as Karen had showed in step 1 and sewed the piece back together.
The real reason I made this piece was because I liked the way Karen quilted the piece. I did every step and…..where is the quilting step???? I waited, and waited, and waited, finally emailed Karen and she said she was busy working on something else. Will my bell ever ring?
With my tablet by my side and quilting gloves on I started to free motion quilting. Along with not being able to do precision Y seams I am NOT proficient in free motion quilting.
|Notice uneven, wiggly lines|
You can find it here: http://www.goldenthreads.com/shop/category/notions.
I used my Frixion pen to ‘kind of’ copy Karen’s quilting pattern. I like to draw with the Frixion pen because I can erase the lines with my iron that I do not like or correct what needs to be redrawn.
I have used the Panasonic Iron
I bought at Hoover’s the day I bought my new machine many times and have found that I really like it. The best feature of the iron is the ability to iron 360◦ because it is cordless. Nice!
Sunday, October 25, 2015
|The seam is about 1 1/2" to the left of the crease on the right pant leg.|
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Don't be surprised if you find your destiny on the road you took to avoid it.
Have a great week.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
'School Bell Has Rung': www.chezstitches.com
The more I looked at this the more I absolutely HATED the middle fabric choice so I ripped out the center and am working on putting another color in there.
Being facetious here: I LOVE Y seams.
*Reminder*: I am still taking guesses on the bobbins in previous post!
(I will be doing so until I trade them in at Hoover's.)
I find the total and sew my binding together.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
The only thing I wanted to do this week was sit and sew at my new machine.
Monday doesn’t count because Lar and I go to dance class and right now we are learning a really great Cha-Cha. to Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars.
Wed. these came:
My winnings I mentioned in the last post. Thank you again Marian at:Seams To Be Sew: http://www.seamstobesew.com.
The other box is a facial regimen my daughter-in-law Kim sells. The brand is Arbon and I really like it. I started using it in Aug. and I notice a big difference with my skin. Just let me know if you would like to try a sample (for a nominal fee).
When I was sewing Wed. night and I got a call from Lar to come down to the garage and help him get this out of the garage.
Is this a catbird that he was chasing around for 4 hours? And yes it did make a mess(es)…. You guessed it, that was the end to my sewing for the night.
Thursday I started straightening up my sewing room and gathered some of the accessories to the 730 I traded in at Hoover’s.
Fri. I had to help a friend make 2 pair of earrings. She had a pair of studs in the colored stones and wanted them dangly. After thinking for a while I cut off the posts and added a few crystals to design this.
I gave her materials to make these fresh water pearl dangly earrings instead.
Just typing this is making me woozy....
Do you have a problem with spiders this year? I do not like spiders and they seem to be everywhere this year.
Here is a simple solution that will help:
Have a great week.
Sunday, September 20, 2015
I know it's not Halloween but he didn’t have to visit me!
started this at my spring retreat and pulled it out the other day to work on
getting it finished.
(Too tired, having too much fun, or was it
I will have to name him after he's washed and pressed. Any suggestions?
We went to a few car shows
yesterday and at one of them you could buy a chance for $50.00 to win one of
I sure wanted the car but was not willing to give up the money. That’s like a new presser foot I need or a few yards of fabric!Now if someone gave me one of these I’d take it!
The cars look similar but there is about a $30,000 difference and quite a bit more horsepower! Just think of all the presser feet and fabric I could get with that amount of difference!
I will show you my goodies when they get here.
I canned 2 pints of diced tomatoes and 2 pints of peppers from my big harvest this week.
Last post I showed you my RBR Experience. This row
had thin fabric strips that represented the waves of the water.
When I cut the pieces out I thought I would ‘save a step’ and just quilt the waves down. BIG mistake! Do not skip this step!!
My tip this week is to apply some sort of fusible adhesive such as Heat n Bond Lite, Wonderunder, or whatever your liking to your pieces and set them as per instructions Before you do your quilting.
I had to go back over all the waves and stitch them down.
Have a great week.