After sewing madly for two months, I took a week off and watched you tube videos on short arm machine quilting. I also discovered a plethora of videos for my Bernina 550 QE. I purchased my dream machine last summer and we are still getting acquainted. So finding 66 videos covering basics to advanced usage was a real boon. I had taken a machine quilting class at my local shop and came away a little overwhelmed but encouraged. After watching a couple of short arm videos I practiced with my BSR and executed a respectable feather and filler background. Not quite ready to tackle a full size project just yet but getting closer.
Yesterday, 6 inches fresh powder. Yuck, so over winter. Ready for spring but looks as if it’s weeks away.
So today cutting into 30 fat quarters (which I determined have to come out of my stash – cannot purchase new) for this cute scrappy project. It’s a perfect size for a sofa quilt. I really like draping quilts over the back of my sofa. I originally saw this quilt in Better Homes and Garden American Patchwork & Quilting April 2012 and fell in love with it. The pattern came with the magazine. Then for some strange reason I purchased Kim Diehl’s book last fall 2014 with this same quilt in it. I guess I REALLY like it. I had a tub that I had started collecting fabrics to make this which relegated it as UFO status so on my list it went for 2015. Now I am making it. YEAH….. not just a dreamer (nicer than procrastinator) but a quilt top maker.
I am hoping to get this one completed ahead of time so that I can forge ahead with one of my other UFO projects. I have many more that are not on the list for 2015. I am already planning my list for 2016. I can be such a geek.
Till next time.