Friday, September 12, 2014

Once Upon a Time...

...a long, long Time Ago, I planned to make a red & white Baby Jane.
Many, many things have happened in my life in the mean time and I'm pretty sure it's not going to happen as a full scale version.
I did make a couple of blocks way back then.
Our local guild's quilt show is coming up in November and I was wracking my brain for something to enter, when I remembered the little red blocks.
I played around with the Dear Jane software a little this morning and came up with this:
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If you're in the Seattle area and would like to see her in the show, mark your calendar now: November 7 to November 9 in Issaquah, WA.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Batting Practice - Take Two

Tried a mini quilt with different batting. This time I used Hobbs Heirloom Organic Cotton. If was really soft.
The little quilt is definitely less stiff than attempt number one, but it may be because the quilting isn't as dense.
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I realized that my sewing machine REALLY needed to be serviced before I start the actual quilting journey, so I didn't do straight lines on the sashing like I was planning to.
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I am really enjoying coming up with quilting designs for each block.
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Advice Please

I wasn't happy with the waviness of the sashing in my little test quilt, so I decided to quilt it too.

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What do you think? Any and all opinions are welcome.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Batting Practice

I'm trying to figure out which batting to use for my quilt. Yes, I'm getting ready to quilt her!!
I made a little sample using extra blocks and Hobbs Heirloom 100% Cotton Batting.
I've realized that, no matter how soft and pliable the batting I choose is, because of all the seams and the denseness of the quilting, this quilt is probably still going to be pretty rigid and stiff.
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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A teenie bit of progress

Rainbow Jane is progressing slowly but surely. I made three blocks yesterday. It felt SO good to be sewing, even if it was just a little bit.

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Farewell, Row K!

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K-7
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K-9
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K-10
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Progress as of today:
Progress 10/25/12

Thursday, October 25, 2012