Monday, May 2, 2016

Design Wall Monday - 5/2/16

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We have some awesome stuff on our walls!
Well, THEY do - ME - not so much sometimes - ;))

On my wall today -

The Christmas embroidered blocks table topper - 3x3 -

Next up in the "to be quilted" queue - ;))

I got the table runner (three in a row) quilted with a cross-hatch grid -

And I like how it turned out - ;))

It still needs to be bound - so I set aside the Turkey Day Wallhanging for the time being - I want to make the backing for the Christmas table topper first and then quilt it with the same cross-hatch grid. I'm pretty sure that I have enough of the lighter Christmas fabric for the backing and I want to bind both the runner and the topper with the red and I may not have enough of that - so we'll see - ;))

This past week - I also did a bit more FMQ "practice" - ;))

Some big oval pebbles in the yellow sash -

Some spirals in the green sash that didn't look quite right -

They were supposed to look similar to the ones in the blue wedge section -

So I unsewed them and tried again -

Better - but not by much - ;))

Then I did some leaves on a vine in the orange sash - ;))

I practiced doing square spirals on all eight of the blue placemats -

And some feathers and other stuff on my old practice piece - ;))

Gotta make some more placemats. I think they make terrific practice pieces - even better than pillows. They are the perfect size - they have a variety of spaces to fill - and if I use thread that blends in - my boo-boos most likely won't be seen. And even if someone DOES see one - BOB can cover it with a plate pretty quickly - ;))

Then someday - when I get back to the Turkey Day Wallhanging -

I think it wants some big "clamshells" in this section - ;))


And a SPECIAL NOTE OF THANKS to my friend, Gene - who shared a bobbin winding trick and helped me get these photos from my computer to my blog. Quilting buddies are the BEST - THANKS, Gene!! - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -


Gene Black said...

You are doing well with your FMQ practice. Seriously, those spirals looked just fine before you unsewed them.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Thanks, Gene - I still need LOTS more practice - ;))

Julie Fukuda said...

I have great admiration for anyone who can make a machine behave that well. Looks like even my guru needs a guru from time to time. Great job!

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Thanks, Julie - if only I could get my computer to behave as well as my sewing machine does at times. And yes - even gurus need gurus and I have some pretty good ones - ;))


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