I never did get around to getting back to the machine quilting yesterday and I really meant to do that. Instead I was dreaming about my new sewing machine that I won and found a 68 minute introduction to the machine on line from Babylock telling you how to use it and watched the whole thing – I have a feeling I will be watching it several times – tells you how to wind the bobbin, how to thread, how to use the feet – a very informative and very easy to understand and listen to video – this one was free and there are some to buy I’m sure I will be finding more to watch.
Besides getting a closet cleaned out I got to work cutting out some fall leaves to scatter on the border of Fall Harvest – two borders now have the vines appliqued – two more to go.
I found one quilting book on the shelf that I knew had some patterns for appliqued fall leaves and dug it out and traced some onto freezer paper and then got 9 traced around with chalk or pencil depending on the color (my turn under line) and got them cut out – well need plenty more but it was start.
Cut out and freezer paper removed to use for more
This is about as thick as they will be – just scattered lightly so the border doesn’t look bare. After I get all the leaves on the quilt I will see if I think I need anything else – chances are I will say I don’t and call it done. I am linking to Confessions of a Fabric Addict today.
The really light one at the bottom got tossed – too light to go with border. I wasn’t thinking. Wherever I have a thick seam from vine strips overlapping I will put a leaf part way over that area – that covers up the thick seam and I didn’t waste time being very neat with the pieces meeting up exactly right. I think about 12 leaves on each border should do.
I will try to get back to the machine quilting today – but it might somehow be put off until Monday –I have a eye doctor check up out of town which will take up half the afternoon as it is 50 minutes away and when I get back my eyes will be dilated. I really doubt my eyes will be up to machine quilting .