Sunday, November 13, 2011

Moving Right Along

Let the quilting begin!

I've spent a better part of the weekend wrestling these quilts. It's been a humbling process. I wanted to give these quilts a diamond quilted pattern but will now settle for squares. I think it's going to look okay when all is said & done. I needed a quilting guide but haven't been able to find one locally. I'm putting this on my list of things to order when I get a little money next week. I couldn't however put these off any longer.

After trying to "eye" my lines (go ahead & laugh) I threw my hands up in pure frustration. It just wasn't happening. Then I saw my hubby's T-square sitting against the wall & knew that was the rout I needed to take. I tried to use my fading tracing pen & it would only allow me to make dots.

I had to head to Hancock Fabrics & buy this handy little nugget of WHY HAVEN'T I BOUGHT THIS YET!!!!! The best $1.89 I've spent in years. Whoever invented chalk was a genius! It has saved me from a nervous breakdown & is by far cheaper than the $40 I will have to pay for that darn quilting foot. Sure it's a little more time consuming but I'm pretending to kick it old skool. Who doesn't like to draw a gazillion chalk lines? Put your hand down!

So I'll be getting back to quilting again as soon as this sick little bug takes a nap today. I can't work on it while he's awake. He likes to sit right in the middle of the quilt. Then he likes to take his little footy feet and scuffle all over the crisp lines I just drew. Did I mention he giggles while doing this? Like he knows it's driving me bonkers! Very counter productive, lol :) 

Gotta get caught up on some laundry & start a mini quilt for a trade I'm doing with this awesome gal. It's small & something I can work on while little Oblio is up. I can't wait to share it with you very soon.

 Little Sloan is still feeling sick from her surgery. I thought she'd be feeling better by now but no such luck. I have heard it can take longer to heal the older you get. She's really having a rough time. I didn't get to make my homemade chicken noodle soup the other day like I wanted. Today I'm making it no matter what (per Sloan's request). I've got the chicken in the pot right now. The house smells so yummy. Okay back to cleaning & (my house looks like a bomb went off) cooking & hopefully sewing. Happy weekend!

3 comments:

Elissa said...

another useful thing is masking tape. use a straight edge to lay the masking (or painters ) tape in whatever lines you want to quilt. i did that with any places on mine where i wasn't stitching in the ditch and it worked like a charm.... just sew along the edge of the tape and then rip it off after you're done.

saying prayers for Sloan....

lil songbird mama said...

beautiful quilt!

rae said...

Hey Sum!

Haven't had a chance to chat with you in a while...the quilt is gorgeous. Hope to catch up soon! Have a great Thanksgiving!

rae