Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Ready, set ...
Oh it has been a week and a half to end all week and a halfs! All I can say is that last Tues., I was already wishing it was the weekend! My daughter and I are going to Michigan to visit and so she can finally meet her niece! I had appointments before I left, and quilts that had to be done. First I had to get my machine purring .. Needed a minor adjustment that I did not want to make! My wonderful tech support talked me through it and told me I could do it. It took me about 45 min, but I did get it timed and working well.
I finished four quilts last week. The first was a quilt that had so much color and design that I thought a pantograph would work well. I used So Fine in the top and bobbin.
The second quilt was a beautiful quilt my customer had made as a gift. She wanted a patriotic theme, so I used a pantograph that has stars and stripes in it. It is a great look and would also look good on a child's quilt. I used Glide in the top and bobbin. The background on the quilt was white ad I did not want to use a blue or red thread ... Too dark on a light background. I chose a color called Sand, which was actually a little light gold/yellow and complimented the colors in the quilt. I took a picture of the back too because it was so cute!
Next was a charity quilt. I used a gold Omni thread and I did an all over stipple. I liked how simple the design was. I do enjoy the basic stipple. To me it is such a classic, simple pattern.
The fourth quilt was a Christmas jelly roll quilt. I thought about it for a while, and in the end decided just to do a simple all over swirl. I went around and around on color ... Red, green, caramel, black ... In the end I decided on a dark gold Omni. Sometimes I just will leave four or five cones of thread with a piece pulled out laying on the quilt. I will walk by it several times to see which one grabs me. Sometimes my first choice is not always what I go with!
I end with a sweet picture of my granddaughter. We will be there soon and I will make up for lost time!