Monday, March 24, 2008

Afternoon project

The lesson I learned about handling bias edges while working on this project

were completely forgotten a short two weeks later while constructing this small table topper. The flying geese units were made using the Square in a Square method and ruler and the outer edges are "bias", handle gently, no pressing with hot iron, use a wooden iron only until top is complete...

It took three tries to get the bottom row attached with the seams lined up and then just as I was going to attach the borders, I realized that I had attached it upside-down. Aghh! Another two attempts to line up the seams and I had to call it close enough. Next project with Flying Geese I will make using the Quilt in a Day method and ruler.

Here's the completed Table Topper ready for donation to the CQA for Quilt Canada 2008 in St. John's, Nfld.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Rows complete

After a few changes in fabric blocks, the rows are sew together. I have had to fit the stitching in around painting the newly renovated bathroom. The priming and first coat of paint are finished. Tomorrow, the final coat and then by Sunday I will give the room a final cleanup and start putting everything back on the walls and move our stuff back in.

Saturday is a workshop day - Lone Star with Patti Carey - so, it might be another few days before I get back to this project.

Or , if the painting goes well tomorrow, I may get the first few rows assembled. I received the machine quilting DVD I ordered in the mail today. Doesn't it always look so easy when someone else is doing the quilting?

It was entertaining as well as educational. Time to get out the ol' whiteboard and start practicing. You can see video samples at and maybe order a copy for yourself.