Wednesday, April 1, 2009
What I've been doing............
Well, my fingers are sore and my knees have given up completely. But my two least favorite things to do are behind me, marking a quilt design and basting a quilt sandwich. I gave up trying to sew/baste. My poor knees just wouldn't take it so I safety pin basted after stretching and pinning the sandwich to my carpteting. And this is a king sized quilt so I did a lot of crawling that day.
Marking, I ended up using two different marking products on "Wish You Were Here" quilt. Yep, I gave it a name. Anyway, I used Pounce on the darker fabrics and a quilting pencil on the lighter fabrics so that worked out well. I am trying Pounce for the first time. I love it. It does just what it sez it will do. Hard to believe a little powder will stay even with a lot of handling. The pencil I use is called Ultimate Marking Pencil For Quilters and Crafters. Kind of pricey and I've had it a long time so I don't remember where I purchased this but it gives a very fine line so I love that. My Pounced lines are thick but that's the fault of the stencil I used. I'll remember that next time, not that it's much of a problem.
And I love my PVC quilting frame. Maybe one of my favorite quilty tools ever.
And when my fingers just can't take anymore for awhile, I've been working on this little cutey for Easter. I have a bit more detail to embroider before she's finished. Crying out for her nose, isn't she? But I'm having fun with that big ricrac. I want to get some of the newer really jumbo jumbo ricrac that's out now to play with on a kids quilt one of these days. Have you seen it? It's huge ricrac. Here's my Easter bunny eating a slice of watermelon.