First the quilting is moving along quickly it seems to me as it does to a lot of you. I can’t believe I rolled it down last night to start and the end was in sight already!
Finished this side on Wednesday night
Rolled it down and here we go – the end
Always a little thrill to see the end nearing – I have really been taking my time deciding what to put on the walls to decorate in here – I always decorate and this time I haven’t. I am still trying to decide – shelves, photos, small hangings – I will decide sooner or later. I am linking to Busy Hands Quilts, Crazy Mom Quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.
I had the Morning Glory pattern out yesterday morning on the work table deciding what pattern to start with and I decided on the big center square.
First I need to get my pattern on freezer paper – I do needle turn applique. I did say I would practice the applique stitch on the machine but I got too tense trying it out – it actually gave me a headache and eye strain. I did try it out for a whole day and despised it!! I am just not a machine person and I am so glad I did not buy this machine with the intention of doing applique and all sorts of fancy stuff – I won it – I will use it for piecing and some quilting like always and if I ever get to the point where I have to use it more I will – but to enjoy myself I will keep doing a lot of my work by hand until I no longer can. The pattern is too detail for me to mess it up by learning how to machine applique with it – I will save that for a very easy pattern – maybe a baby quilt with some kind of easy design. I did one of Michele’s patterns a couple years ago and did it needle turn and enjoyed it doing it that way – I just rounded some of those peaks and points a bit more than they are and it worked out fine. I have done needle turn applique for years – I have tried the starch method and wrapping around the freezer paper templates and really didn’t care for doing it although the end results are very exact – I just don’t worry about the the perfection so much I guess.
One half of the square is now done – now to do the second half
End of the year Craftsy sale continues – clearance on some items and discounts on many things – up to 70% off on some things.