Monday, November 21, 2016

Designing Monday

I seem to have lost my excitement for blogging, although I certainly still find time to read plenty of them.  I always enjoy finding out what others are making and look for inspiration to get me to the sewing machine.  I think my blogging is definitely a function of the amount that I sew.  No sew = no blog.

I did get this little quilt finished last week.  I always struggle with the quilting of every piece.  So I basically followed the designer's lead.  I looked at her finished piece on the pattern and tried to emulate it.  I started this piece in a class from Gail Garber in October.

 Gail had a box of ceramic buttons that a friend of hers made.  Gail carries the box with her and sells these fun buttons for her friend.  They are such a fun accent.

 I used a variegated thread to quilt the borders.

 I think the little house needs something over the door.  Maybe a  tiny wreath.  I have a circle attachment for my machine, but I don't know if it will go that small - 1" dia.  

The objective of the class was to learn how to piece flying geese and other objects like the tree in a curved shape and how to sew them to the background.  Mine turned out pretty well, but sewing that curve over the point of the tree was a little tricky.

Welcome to my little house!!

Hop over to Judy's blog  to see more beautiful designs.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Progress Made

I found some time to finish piecing this top together today.  I like how it turned out.  There were a few errors in the pattern which didn't help matters, but I made it thru.  Looking forward to getting it quilted and on the wall.