Saturday, January 28, 2012

Pillow Talk

In my basket of quilt binding left-over’s, I found this bright yellow fabric, added cording and made my own piping.

 Below is the Birth Sampler I made after Ben was born. I trimmed it to fit a 12 x 16 pillow.
Using 2 strips from a jelly roll, cut to 1 1/8 incehs wide, I added cording to make the piping. Both pillows have the same blue fabric on the back.

Happy Birthday Ben, on Sunday,  Happy Birthday Luke, on Tuesday.
Happy Birthday Dan on Wednesday!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Making Old New Again

Below is a birth sampler I made almost 31 years ago after Luke was born. It was in a frame stashed away in a closet. I removed it from its frame, trimmed it down, and added a border, as it will now become a pillow.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Free Motion Challenge

I think I have pretty good tension, and semi-smooth stitching here. Then it came to me, I realized I know why I have such a problem with free motion quilting. You see I have a terrible sense of direction. It really baffles me, I just don't understand why I have this problem. Even shopping in a mall, I tend to exit a store in the direction I entered it thinking I'm going the other way, and the list goes on. So relating to free motion quilting, I have a hard time deciding which direction to go, where to stitch next.  I've been practicing on my iPad, just finger drawing the design, maybe I just need to practice more, and more, and more.

You can find out more about this challenge here.