It’s me again, the husband. This is the third in what seems like the never ending saga of my first attempt at a quilt. In fairness, we were distracted by a wonderful vacation, and a trip back to my wife’s hometown to visit her family. Now that we are all back in town, I have … Continue reading WIP Wednesday- La Havana Vieja, Part 3 #quilt
I saw a great quilt that I wanted to adapt to a queen size to make for a niece of mine. It was by Rebecca Bryan of bryanhousequilts.com. She has a great web site, great sense of design and use of color, and has a great book on those same themes as well! I initially happened … Continue reading #Big Geese Quilts – #Sails
Barbara is still out of town on a business trip. That left me with a sewing room, and an unfinished quilt. I don’t have anywhere near her experience with quilting, but what I lack in judgment, I more than make up for in confidence! With a little bit of help via texting, and FaceTime, I … Continue reading WIP Wednesday: La Habana Vieja, Part 2. #quilt
(Note: Barbara is out of town for the next few weeks. Expect a post in a few weeks from our vacation, with maybe a few exotic quilt shop pictures! During the interim, here is a blog post from the blog post “stash.”) “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, … Continue reading Tools of the trade/Sewing room set up.
My love of quilting starts with my love of textiles. As a child in the upper Midwest, the bright colors and strong patterns in my mother’s sewing closet were a balm against long, dark, grey winters. As I grew, and left the prairie, I sought out the textile section of every art, history, and anthropology … Continue reading Asante – A finish it up Friday #quilt
Editor’s Note: Today, I am handing my blog over to my husband. He is making his first quilt. This is actually his WIP Wednesday! Ever since my wife retired, I’ve been really enjoying watching her quilting. She has always been enormously talented in her work, in her garden, and with our children. The truth is, … Continue reading WIP Wednesday- La Habana Vieja #quilt
I have had repeated problems recently with thread tension, while FMQ. During a recent quilt, featured in my last post, Finish it up Friday, I broke the thread over a dozen times. A quick online search gave many troubleshooting ideas for my Juki, which I followed, but which didn’t work. Fortunately, I live a 3 minute … Continue reading WIP Wednesday