Free Motion Friday - Spinning Table Topper
Have seen or used the Kaleido-Ruler by Marti Michell?
She demonstrates how to use the ruler in a video series on YouTube.
The ruler makes eleven sizes of the kaleidoscope block.
My 15-inch block is pieced differently than the video series.
For the free motion quilting, I did not have a plan. I only wanted to changes things up a little bit.
I am linking up with Leah at Free Motion Quilting Fridays.
WIP - Training Wheels
Can marking a quilt sandwich be compared to a set of bicycle training wheels? I think so. Marking lines and grids help me keep things straight. How much marking do we need for free motion quilting? I guess it depends on who is answering the question.
I use marking for straight lines and feather spines, but not for feather plumes. I mark for symmetry. The burgundy diamonds were marked with a chalk pencil. I also mark FMQ boundaries. If I don’t, FMQ is likely to be covered by the binding.
What kind of marking tool do you use? Does is wash or brush away? Some quilters use the Pilot FriXion pen where the ink disappear with heat.
I’m linking up with Lee’s Work-in-Progress Wednesday at freshlypieced.com
Under the Needle - Table Topper
Free Motion Fridays - Three “S” - Soft, Stable, Sale
Here is a peek at one of the Christmas gifts I’m working on.
My guild has a orphan block table where quilters can donate, swap, or pick up unwanted blocks. I picked several large blocks specifically for free motion practice.
Each block will be a table topper so I decided to use Soft & Stable by Annie instead of batting. Soft and Stable is a cotton scrim covered foam.
The quilting is done with a top stitch 90/14 needle, and trilobal polyester embroidery thread.
Don’t forget all Craftsy online classes are $19.99. This is the time to enroll in classes that are normally, $49 or $39. I enrolled in a sewing class, Creative Serging and a quilting class, Playing with Curves.
I am linking up with Leah at Free Motion Fridays.
Starting today and until midnight December 2nd, ALL Craftsy classes are $19! Save as much as 66%
I am finally ready to tackle curve piecing. So, I signed up for Ann Petersen’s Playing with Curves. :-)
The holiday sale includes fabric and yarn. It ends December 2nd too.
WIP - Moving Up & Out
Two WIPs were completed this week. The Dottie lap quilt and a blue, black and gray lap quilt for my nephew.
I left hand sewing the label and binding on the Dottie for my niece’s next sewing lesson. I will see her at Christmas. For my nephew’s quilt I used Creative Grids Straight Out Of Line template.
Two WIPs have moved out of the UFO list. Both use the same template, Brandy’s Just Country scrap happy series # 514. In one quilt, butterflies are the focal point and the blocks will be framed in black. The second quilt is a block exchange. It features hand written Bible verses and the autograph of the quilter who pieced the block. The blocks are framed in a silver-gray fabric.
The new WIPs and my mom’s quilt are on hold while I sew and quilt Christmas gifts.
I am linking up with Lee’s WIP Wednesday at freshlypieced.com.