Wow --- so much happening -- each weekend brings its own exciting events! Let's see -- we had a hands-on free motion quilting class, a machine embroidery show and tell session, and a lesson on one of Jen Kingwell's quilts. I hope to share the homework with you this week. But not this morning -- I'm off to spin class in a bit. Not that I want to leave the house -- it's freezing outside!
I love Zoom because some of the people were vacationing in Florida, one person was in the car traveling south, and the rest of us were in our homes all over the US and Canada. It couldn't have been done in person.
I'm in the process of finishing off the homework for two of the sessions -- I'll do that later today. I took the afternoon "off," so to speak, and got to the long arm.
|Customer quilt - DONE|
It's a big quilt, but it looks huge with the camera angle I took the picture. I'll try to get it trimmed today and then work on the next one. Gosh -- although that took a long time to quilt, it was NOTHING like those custom ones I did in January, as those almost killed me!
I did manage to get a bit of sewing done, but it's hard to run the long arm and sew simultaneously. I did some puttering, and I also got some of the half-square triangles that I unearthed the other day pressed and trimmed.
|Trimmed half-square triangles|
There are two different sizes, 1½" and 2½", which will work together. As I'm working, I'm becoming smarter. Instead of maximizing the size, I could trim from each of these -- I know that 1" finished and 2" finished will work together. DUH!!! I have to go back and trim some of those hourglasses units down to make them work together. But that's OK -- life is just one big learning curve!
I still have a HUGE stack of half-square triangles to process, but a bit every day will soon have them under control.
|Half-square triangles yet to trim|
And that is something I can do while I'm quilting a quilt. The pressing and trimming is a long, tedious job, so I press five, then trim five. Press another five and trim the units. That makes the job a little more interesting.
When tidying up stuff from the closet the other day, I found this book. Oh -- I love Art to Heart patterns.
|Teal squares cut for the project|
|A bag of scraps|
|Our previous house|