Progress is being made! I started by quilting the louvers. I thought that a walking foot might be easier, but I was told that I had to do it with a darning foot! Actually, of course, my wife was correct; wrangling the queen size quilt has been my biggest challenge so far with the quilting. … Continue reading WIP Wednesday- La Habana Vieja #4. #Quilting!
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
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
I was so excited to find out that we were having another new baby in the family. Around the same we heard the news, I had thought that I might want to try my hand at FMQ with some more complex patterns, and wanted to start with a small project. Those two events coincided, and, … Continue reading A new niece, a new baby quilt! #FMQ #babyquilt
The project is for a charity quilt. I have used a very pretty piece of 1 1/2 yd cut of fabric which I had purchased quite a while ago for my stash on sale. It is whole cloth, but has a patchwork pattern to it. I added black and white borders and picked a soft … Continue reading WIP Friday trying to be a Finish it up on Friday! #Charity Quilt #FMQ
There are two techniques I have been working on, and I just so happen to be doing (almost) twin quilts, so I have been practicing on these. They are machine binding and machine appliqué. I was pleasantly surprised at how well the machine binding went with careful placement of the binding. I made my own … Continue reading WIP Wed #quilting #walkingfoot quilting # appliqué
So, there is to be another baby in the family. This has shaped up to be a busy year for babies, and it has really helped me start to get the hang of baby quilts! I decided that I wanted to make a baby quilt for a lovely young couple in our extended family, who … Continue reading Another baby in the family!