Thursday, November 24, 2016
Inchie Tape to quilt a double kite design on to the top border of my version of Inner City available at Paper Pieces. I have quilted with the Line Tamer with other ruler feet and decided that it would be a perfect way to begin to learn to use the Bernina foot. It is so wonderful that the ruler foot uses the same width ruler as my Babyloc Tiara. I can use them on both machines. Hooray!!
It was made by off setting the clam shells and then overlapping and stitching again. The middle right was a ribbon pattern that was created by following a sinusoidal curve. The top right was an accident.
I was using a straight stitch to make some diamond shapes. I accidentally changed it to a wobble stitch and the default setting was 1.5 width by 0.5 length. I was using my new ruler foot and could not select it because I do not have a machine update that allows me to select it yet. I substituted the #26 free motion foot instead. I started to rip it out after I finished my first line of stitching and then changed my mind. I decided to go with it. Wobble stitching is much more forgiving that straight stitch. I really like how it look.
I used a zigzag pattern on the left and I did it wrong. I was supposed to leave a space between the zigzags that did not happen. When I added the X stitches I did not get the pattern that I was trying to create. I decided to leave it as is. Only my readers know that it was a mistake. I have some straight line stitching on the left side that is diagonal from the ribbon stitching on the right. This was supposed to accentuate the angle of the piecing. The bottom left below the straight stitching is a continuation of the pattern I created on the bottom.
It was made by stitching next to these and then cross hatching at the intersections. The top of the quilt was a kite design and the left top corner is an arrow design that was made by connecting intersections of some zigzag stitching. Stitching and football....a wonderful way to spend my Thanksgiving. I am thankful that I have the opportunity to do this.
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Charlotte Warr Anderson's book One Line at a Time Encore. I am having fun with the quilting. It is like dot to dot. You feel like anyone can do this. It certainly builds ones confidence in learning to quilt.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Thank you Heidi for hosting OMG. I find it most helpful to focus. This month I will commit to finishing The December Kathy Schmitz Design by adding the borders and quilting so it will be ready to display next month. I am currently working on my first English Paper Piecing Project. Another gift from my sister Paula. I need to add the borders and quilt it. To add the border I am appliqueing the EPP to a Kaffe fabric that I have selected. Today I am taking out the papers and beginning the applique process.
I want to mention that I so appreciate the comments Heidi has made to me about my projects. I can tell she has looked at each one carefully. This makes you feel really connected. Back to my missions.