Monday, January 11, 2010
I finished up the Mendocino quilt this weekend! I tried something new (to me) with the quilting. The border fabric has a seaweed pattern in it, and I thought it might be fun to try some free-motion seaweed quilting.
it was fun to do... could even look like flames, too. I like the "motion" it gives to the quilt.
...and here's what's at my sewing machine today. I'm trying to decide what to do with the quilting.... I tried a "loopy" quilting and didn't like it. So, I spent quite a bit of time ripping it out. I'm thinking the good 'ol stippling is going to win out again. :)
I also have a tip....
So, when you can't find any masking tape around the house to tape your quilt backing to the carpet, you can always use straight pins. It worked great, and I think I might do that more often! The pins held the fabric tightly and I didn't have to waste all that tape. That also goes along with not being able to find any scissors or scotch tape in the house because your creative children have run off with it all. (....I know Mom, you're laughing and thinking "paybacks are great"!) Yes, I can no longer find my favorite pair of scissors or any of the three rolls of scotch tape that I just got at the store.
Have a great day!