My sewing corner is feeling more like a special place. I had a quilt top that belonged to my husband’s granny on the wall. It was covering up a wall that needed to be painted. It never really looked that great. As time passed it started to look worse than the wall. I painted theContinue reading “Sew Corner”
My husband and I are both lucky enough to have large studio work spaces, but I prefer to sew in a small corner of our house. It makes me feel cozy. The other day I thought it might be nice to post about my project that I am working on with a picture of myContinue reading “What a Mess”
A forth of the way finished.
When I first decided that I would try to sell Jolene, I thought maybe $500.00. As I continued to hand appliquéd the price went up. I feel $700.00 is a good price for this lovely lady. She is a real heirloom. Jolene has lots of love sewn into her many colors. She fits over theContinue reading “I finished Jolene, and she is for sale.”
I was petrified to quilt over her face. I keep go back to look at her. I think it works, but I have to keep checking to make sure. I have one more trip to the fabric store to get the fabric for the binding.
It’s been a busy summer. I’m currently reconnecting with my sewing machine. I’m finally pinning together my Dolly quilt. I’m making myself a new bag. Plans for a machine pieced quilt are in the works. Should have something worth photographing soon. In the meantime, I’m trying to keep myself from getting distracted by my newContinue reading “Trying to get back to it.”
I belong to the Music City Modern Quilt Guild. A few meetings back we had a how to sew hexagons workshop. We were all making a preplanned project. As usual, I had my own ideas. After finishing the Jolene quilt top, I wanted to take a break from handwork. I’m away from my sewing machineContinue reading “Quilting While Away”
I have finally finished my Jolene quilt top. It’s ready to be quilted. I’m a little nervous about how I’m going to quilt it. Sometimes making things can be scary. I think I’m going to do a simple diagonal grid. Hopefully I can finish it in time to enter it into the Tennessee State Fair.
Finished the vine border on one side. Here is a little detail. One more vine to go.
I’ve finished the machine piecing. Dolly will fit over a queen size bed. I’m almost finished with the hand appliqué. All the letters, vines, flowers and leaves have been appliquéd with a variegated thread. I like how it looks if you look closely at the stitches. After I finish the vines and flowers, I willContinue reading “She’s Getting There”