Sunday, April 11, 2010

Some Quilting Getting Done

Due to the bad weather I have actually been able to have some unexpected sewing time and have finished a few IMG_1953projects and started some new ones.  One that was so exciting to have finished was the runner that Karen from Sew Many Ways so generously shared with me last year.  It took me a year to get the nerve to quilt this beautifully pieced quilt.  I took a free motion class last month and practiced on a few  pieces before I gave this one a try.  I am pretty happy with  the results.  I do need some tips though on how to get the ceramic pencil marks from my Sew Line pencil out.  I think they will come out after a few washings, but does anyone have any tips to share on this?

IMG_1954 After quilting this my confidence level was up so I quilted my Schnibbles Picnic quilt.  I had seen this quilt popping up all over on other quilters blogs and just had to have one for myself.  I posted on the progress earlier and now I am proud to say it is finished and hanging on my wall.  I hung it with a quilt hanging frame that was handmade by a local craftsman and sold at my favorite quilt shop, JJ’s Log Cabin.  JJ supports local crafters by displaying and selling their products in her shop on consignment and she does have quite a crafty group that supplies her with their handiwork.

IMG_1957 We have been enjoying visiting the thrift shops and antique stores in our area and finding lots of treasures.  Recently we found this cute little dresser that only needed to have it’s mirror replaced.  We didn’t get a beveled mirror, just left it plain, but it looks cute and is functional in our guest room.  So far after 2 weeks in place the drawers are still empty, but I’m sure it will get put to good use in the very near future.  Empty drawers are hidden treasures for me!  I pieced a runner that just IMG_1960 happened to fit and look great with this dresser so now I have to get it quilted…always a project in progress (or two or more:). 

Next I am going to attempt to make myself a summer dress and skirt before the weather finally warms up.  I have everything I need except the time, so I will just have to squeeze it in.  I got the Juliet tunic by Serendipity Studio and I am planning to making it in dress version, more on that as I make some progress.

Sewing in the rain!

Ferne

2 comments:

ivoryspring said...

Ferne,

It's grand to hear from you. Thank you for your kind words on my work!

My goodness - you have been productive. Your Schnibbles picnic quilt is breathtaking. I absolutely love the colors.

Re: how to get the sew line markings out... I won't be able to help you there since I don't use the sew line markers. I use the Clover white markers for dark fabrics. The markings come right out when you run the iron on it.

Sinta Renee said...

I love your Picnic Schnibbles! I came over to see your tutorial on the Butterfly block:) I can't wait to try one!!!