My cousin asked me if I could make a Fabric Bowl Holder and she sent me this link . Before she picks out some fabric, I decided to make one for myself. It was easy to make, however I should have made mine a little bigger as my soup bowl is larger than normal.
Practicing on my long-arm is an exercise I try to do most days. Yesterday I was discouraged, but today I felt better about my progress. Today I tried using a ruler to make straight lines, not an easy thing to do on a long-arm.
My feathers still have a long way to go. Sigh.
But I like my little wiggly flowers.
My niece was here today using my long arm to quilt this sweet quilt.
For the backing she used some shiny pink fabric.
Some lucky little girl will probably get this special pink quilt.
Another house block – from The Fat Quarter Shop’s 2013 Designer block of the month #9. I think this is my favorite so far.
Thirty-eight blocks all ready to be sewn together, but I cannot show them because the quilt is a gift and the person getting the quilt might (but probably won’t) see this blog.
And among my accomplishments today I also made a backing for this quilt and got it loaded on the long-arm.
I started quilting it, but needed to quit as I had other things on my To Do list today that did not involve being in the Quilt Cave………bills to pay and other mundane things like that.
The binding is done and so my Craftsy 2013 Block of the Month quilt is finished.
The successful machine binding I did the other day inspired me to also do the entire binding on this quilt by machine. It was not as successful, probably because the quilt is much bigger and harder to maneuver through the sewing machine. However, from this distance can you see the wobbles?
It will do. It is finished. Mark it off the UFO list. See happy quilter.
It has been a while since I have posted anything, so here are a few things I have been creating…..
Nine-Patch & Diagonal Cross quilt pattern by Mabeth Oxenreider, fabric Cocheco (P & B) – started November 2000 and finally finished January 2014.
Found in my container of 5 inch scrap squares was a charm pack of Rural Jardin (Moda) and I decided to make a quick crazy four-patch quilt.
And because it is February, I added a little applique heart.
Even though I love to do the hand stitching on binding, this small quilt was a candidate for trying to do both sides of the binding by machine. Careful pinning made it successful.
I am very fortunate to belong to an Artist’s Trading Card group (2-1/2 X 3-1/2 inch cards). My January submission for “Bears” was a Teddy bear on a fleece blanket titled “Sleep Aids”.
To see the other artist’s submissions go to http://www.fiberanticsbyveronica.com/2014/02/atcs-bears.html