Monday, September 26, 2011

Design Wall Monday

That new project I just started? I finished the first block:

Good thing it is only a tablerunner; this one is going to take a while!

Head on over to Judy's blog to see how everyone else is doing.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sometimes you just need a new project

I have plenty of half-finished projects that I could be finishing, but I felt the sudden need to run to the quilt shop yesterday to buy the makings of a new project.

The purple on the left is wool and I will be hand-appliqueing it on the cream fabric. I am on my way today to the Sewing Expo in Novi, Michigan and thought this would make a fun travel project.

I am using the project from Patchwork Posse's winter tablerunner. It seemed fitting since the sweltering weather smacked directly into "too cold" here. What happened to autumn?

Monday, September 19, 2011

Stop Drop and Roll, part 9

After a long break, welcome to part 9 of the Stop, Drop and Roll Quilt Along! I am hosting this for the Old Red Barn Co. Flickr group.

Week 1: We made our blocks.
Week 2: We assembled our quilt tops.
Week 3: We basted our quilts.
Week 4: We practiced some straight line quilting patterns.
Week 5: We practiced some C curve quilting patterns.
Week 6: We practiced some loopy quilting patterns.
Week 7: We practiced some S curve quilting patterns.
Week 8: We practiced some spiral based quilting patterns.

This week, I am finally quilting the quilt!

The machine:
I used my Janome 6600. I used the darning foot on the machine and I dropped my feed dogs.

The thread:
For the top thread, I used Tutti from WonderFil, color TU01 Sunny.
For the bobbin thread, I used Konfetti. by WonderFil, color KT403 Yellow.

Today I started the quilting!

One block down, 35 to go!