Sunday, March 24, 2013

Renegade Retreat March 2013

Our small group decided to work on UFO's from now on in March every year.  So I took 6 of my old projects.  Why, I don't know, because my normal is to get one project done.  One of these old, old projects was my 4 1/2 inch paper pieced stars.  The stars were done years ago (probably about ten) and they need sashings.  So I now have it all pieced together and it just needs borders and to be quilted.  Note:  there are 195 stars and the sashing is 1 1/2 inches unfinished with 1 1/2 inch unfinished squares.  This morning I am doing a happy dance to get this much done.  The other 5 projects will be done another time.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Gotta Practice, Practice, Practice

This morning I started practicing some free motion quilt designs other than the  meandering.  I am going to try practicing something every day.  I have been following some of the free motion blogs and I think a lot of practice I can do it.  Oh by the way, I do it on my domestic sewing machine (DSM).  Even though I have a lot of admiration for longarm quilters, I like the idea of doing it myself.  Believe me I have plenty of tops to quilt.  So wish me luck and success.