Thursday, August 29, 2013
Great book and in chapter devoted to "Gotta Love Thread" she state that it is not necessary to match top and bobbin threads. I haven't been for quite a while so it is good to have this confirmed.
She then goes on to say that she likes Light Grey, Medium Gray, off-white, tan, medium brown, taupe and black as her bobbin colours. "These colors accommodate and blend nicely with just about any color".
Further on she says that she uses a fantastic product called Magna-glide bobbins.
So off I went to "the shop"
Magna Glide Classics L size 132yds of 60 wt polyester threads
Maybe I need to ask Filtec to look at getting a Taupe and Medium Brown colour in Classics as well.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Found that if I raised my machine to its highest point, then I could use the 60" cutting mat on my back table to cut all 43 pieces out.
The frame itself then came in very handy as a clothes horse.
I can now say that after three days of sewing I have the whole dress in one piece, the last seams are only basted in case I have to do some major changes. Now I can take it on a 1500km road trip to my daughter's this week for a fitting.
Then once I get back home put in a zip, finish the bodice edges, hem the lining, the dress and the overdress.
Then I can start on my outfit and also a top for the granddaughter with some of the leftovers.
Still doable - just a bit more difficult since my grandson will come back with me so my daughter can finish her wedding preparations without four year old tantrums.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
The Great APQS Longarm Giveaway
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
As I have to make my daughter's wedding dress I delivered it this afternoon. I did not count all the circles and I didn't ask the owner how many there were. I will find out when it hangs at our State Quilt Show in two months.
I need to get a longer rod for this wall if I am going to take photos of finished quilts on it. This quilt was 90" x 90" and larger than my rod and longer than my wall.
The owner took 9 months and 1 week to piece and applique this beauty. After all that time a quilt she no longer wanted to see again, is being petted, loved and admired all over again.
Congratulations GC it was a huge task but I enjoyed the challenge.
Monday, August 12, 2013
Thursday, August 8, 2013
This was the largest block for today before I quilted it. Forgot to take a pic with my camera before I rolled it on.
If I could work out how to get photos from my phone to the computer it would be handy.
Love the Glide feature of my machine and the Bliss wheels too. One hand quilting while I was videoing.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Day one of Kim McLeans Pandemonium quilt for a customer. This quilt is 90"x90" largest background area is about 6square inches. Lots of teeny tiny applique. Bright colours from the same customer who did Flowerpots. 40 blocks quilted, have no idea how many more to do.