Monday, September 26, 2016

May your bobbiin always be full -

Because mine wasn't - ;((

The Blue Batik Placemats seemed to want just a "little bit more" quilting - so today I added some to the outer borders on the top and right side of each - and got less than an inch away from the corner with my "lazy eights" when I ran out of bobbin thread on the very first one. I usually check the bobbin before I start sewing/quilting - but for some reason I totally forgot this time. I put the seam ripper next to the last stitch so you could see how close I was - all I needed to do was make ONE more loop in that corner - and Murphy said "No" - "Not today" - ;))

The late afternoon sunlight streaming through the window shows off the texture in the top border of all eight placemats when I layered them on my cutting table -

I put some "pebbles" in the corners -

And continued down the right side - with some back and forth lines - and "lazy eights" in the last section -

All in all - they look pretty good to me - considering I'm just beginning - ;))

Tomorrow I want to play with my June Wedding Sudoku - try to quilt some "orange peel" curves in each little square. They finish at 1-1/2" - so it should be easy enough to eyeball the curves - but it probably wouldn't hurt to use white thread to hide my bloopers, huh? - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -


Gene Black said...

I don't think you can say that you are "just beginning" any more. I can see that you have passed that mark.

Katie M. said...

WOW - you're doing really well. Those look great!

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Why, thank you, kind sir - what a sweet thing to say!! I guess I should probably change my "skill level" to "confident" beginner - I'm not afraid of the designs any more - so I'm more "confident" now - but I still need to get my straight lines straighter and my curved ones curvier - and that should come with more practice - ;))

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Thanks, Katie - I used my walking foot for the straight lines and a stencil for the "clamshells" - but the rest was "free-motion" - so I'm getting there - ;))


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