Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Backing to Small

I have always been concerned about running out of backing while quilting, especially someone elses quilt. Well, I experienced that tonight. You can see in photo that the batting was about 8 inches to small also, backing was about 2 1/2 to 3 inches but after it was finished it was only half that amount.

First I had to take pins out of the backing and the top. Then I sewed a strip all along the end of the quilt.

Next I got the iron and pressed the seam. I didn't want it to get twisted and make a wrinkle on the back of the quilt. After all that I rolled it back up and pinned the backing to the leader cloth. I didn't bother with pinning the top. I just smoothed it out and was careful when quilting it. I also laid batting under it and all this worked out just fine. It wasn't as much trouble as I had always thought it would be, just very time consuming.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Stop Smoking

Had a guild meeting yesterday. Our guild is making a wall hanging for UK to promote Stop Smoking. It will be hung in the Health Department. It will have 8 blocks representing something about stop smoking, 4 on each side with the middle block having a tree appliqued in the middle. A path around the outside with Log Cabin blocks for corner blocks.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Block for Quilt Trail

Our hometown has another quilt block to add to the Quilt Trail. It is located on the Route 23 quilt trail in Louisa at the Exon Station. This is a signature block made by Country Music Singer Larry Cordle's grandmother years ago. To read the story click Here.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

First Day at Camp Caleb

Today was our first day at Camp Caleb. Each year our Homemakers can go to camp for three days and take classes. This year a three of my friends and I took a class making wool ornements. We completed one this evening. The teacher gave us 4 but we only had time to make one. We greatly enjoyed this class. We are blessed with some of the best teachers.

Some other friends and the extension agent took a class making baskets and one did some water color.

Some of the ladies from Boyd county were selling crocheted necklaces for fundraiser for ovarian cancer. I bought a couple of them and think I might try my hand at making some later on.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Binding Cherith's Quilt

This evening I got the binding on Cheirth's quilt. I quilted this for her when I first got my machine and frame. She never did get around to putting the binding on and decided she would bring it to me to do. It is a very soft quilt. She got Dream Cotton batting and the material feels so soft.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Curtain Today

Today I made Monica a curtain for her kitchen window. I have had the material for a year or so and just never got around to finding the pattern and making it

I also finished putting the last border around Debbie's crazy patch panel. I have worked on this from time to time this week as I quilted the other quilts. When I need a break from standing and quilting I will sit and sew. Don't want to waste any time.

I was about to forget about the baby quilt for Melissa. I finished it yesterday.

Monday, September 14, 2009

I quilted this one for Cherith's friend. It is a baby quilt. It had hand embroidery on the lace and put blue fabric behind it, then batting, and backing. I had never seen one done like that. I was a little nervous about getting wrinkles in the top but all went well.

Two Quilted for Jenny

This is two just finished quilting for Jenny. The first one is called Sweetheart Roses and the second one is called Winter Seranade.

Dear Jane Panel

This is the Dear Jane Panel I got when our Homemaker group went to Country Loft Quilt Shop. I had so much fun quilting this. I just played around trying to follow lines. I sure didn't do good at all, it is a mess on the back. I put muslin on the back as I usually do and you can see each mistake and they are to numerous to count. Took me a couple of weeks to put the binding on it. I have been working on others in the meantime. I am taking this one to church for a cover when I get cold from air conditioning and/or in winter.

Been Quilting

I can't believe I am so far behind on posting. Been really busy this summer. This quilt was finished about 3 weeks ago. It is a preprinted pannel with a couple of borders. I made it to have in the car.