Yay! I broke down and bought some quilting books:
I don’t have any complete references for either applique or machine quilting and I really want to complete my projects that I have underway. I get set to work on my projects but then I always second guess myself :(, hence the books. The applique has so many good tutorials with excellent pictures BUT I am quite taken with the machine quilting book! It is thorough. I have quilt tops that need quilting but I don’t necessarily want to get the professional machine quilter to do it; I want to do it myself, the way I want, with smaller stippling than the woman who does it. I am half-way through reading it and almost up to the way the woman explains quilting a full quilt. And she has loads of tips….looks like I will be busy! :).
The material that the books are sitting on is some fabric I got yesterday. It is real cheap so I bought 2 more yards of each (I already have some in my stash) because I really think that it is interesting fabric to do embroidery on. In fact I think that I posted my fabric postcards awhile back…projects, projects, projects. The flowered material is from the thrift shop, a few metres of at least 10 inches wide.
Well, the week-end is here and with my husband around, I don’t know if I will get a lot done in the sewing room, and plus it is supposed to be sunny on Saturday so it will probably be a day of biking….although, Sunday is supposed to rain ;)….I can’t believe that I am hoping for rain…sh…I
I really have to orgazize my sidebars and put my new exchanges etc up-to-date. Soon, soon, soon. Here is a Christmas block exchange that I am doing:
It is a Christmas Block swap and it is held by Beth at ModernJax. I have to make six scrappy blocks, following a pattern by Oh Fransson. It should be fun. I may be able to finally make my Christmas tree skirt with these blocks!
Well, off for some more reading of the above books!