Tuesday, May 13, 2008


I can't believe it has been almost a week since I blogged! I have been so busy. The quilt above is the one I'm doing in my Hand quilting class from Quilt University. I got it together on the weekend and just marked the quilting and basted it yesterday.

This is a close up of the center quilting design. You can't see it that well but the center grid is 1/4 inch and there are wheat stalks and leaves with a 1 inch grid on the outside of the feather ring. There is also wheat stalks in the red borders. It was the first time I marked a quilt design using my light box. It worked quite well but the freezer paper design had to be made before I could do the marking and that took a little longer than I thought it would. But I'm happy with the results.
I'm quilting it with red thread so the quilting will show up good to take pictures for my class. Since the class is online that is the only way for the teacher to see our work.

I am also working on my Louisiana BOM for May. I will post pictures when they are done. And I'm ready to start on Step 4 of the Orange Crush mystery quilt on Bonnie's site. I will have some sewing time today so I think I will split it up between hand quilting and the Orange Crush.

Things just don't seem to slow down around here and I'm trying to figure out what to cut out to make things simpler. I love all that I'm doing right now but can't seem to spend the quality time on each individual thing. It is just a moment here or there that I have to give to it and it seems not enough. I will have to give it more thought. I don't want to give up my teaching of quilting. I'm enjoying that so much. It is overwhelming at times but rewarding. I have two classes on Thursday, a morning and night class. I guess things will slow down after my QU classes are over and my own beginner quilt classes finish at the end of this month. I'm looking for the slow lazy days of summer. Is there such a thing? I will find it. I have to. Well enough rambling. On to sewing. Have a wonderful day everyone.


Pattie said...

Terry, I'm so excited to see the progress you’ll be making on the hand-quilting project. The pattern outline is indeed faint, but I can see it. Wow! It will be amazing.

We're getting a basic introduction to hand quilting tomorrow night in my beginning quilting series. I'm kind of looking forward to it. It will be nice to step away from the sewing machine for a while!

Hope you find a way to simplify your life. Balance is important, isn't it? I'm still searching for it. :-)

Needled Mom said...

Sounds like you have been really busy but also doing the fun projects that you like. I can get so lost in my sewing world.

I'm looking forward to seeing the hand quilting when you finish it up. That's a lot of quilting.

Gypsy Quilter said...

I really love oval feather wreaths, but don't think I've yet to do one. Enjoy the process!

harts4Him said...

I love looking at this with just the markings and the basting stitches. I can't wait to see it completed. It will look nice on my wall! Haha

I'm sure your stitches will be great.