Due to my bonehead move while making the Double irish chain baby quilt and making 17/18 blocks wrong I didn’t have enough of the print fabric for the borders. **Sigh** so last week i hit the local quilt store on my lunch to pickup some more fabric ….. earlier while at my desk i had a free minute to figure out how much i needed because it doesn’t tell you in the book, Harriet did mention something about thinking for ourselves as we moved through the book! I think this is one of those times.
Because i wanted to cut the border fabric lengthwise i needed a fair whack, more than if i was doing strips across the width. The fabric was on sale for half price if you got all of what was left on the bolt….. I thought ,yeah looks like about 2 meters or so. 4 1/2 meters later LOL but it was only $8.00 per meter and i figured i would be able to use it for another quilt when i use up the blocks that i messed up! so I’m okay with it.
The background fabric for the next project arrived on friday!! whoo hoo! but I havn’t done anything with it yet, but this evening i plan to make a start.
I spent most of the weekend doing the same thing as Dawn… reading Harriets Heirloom Machine Quilting and planning what i am going to do on the quilts i have made so far. The book is a wealth of information!! I need to have it beside me always I think LOL
Between reading Heirloom Machine Quilting and watching a thread/needle/tension video from Superior Threads I understand some of the problems that i had when machine quilting some placemats for a friend last christmas. I didnt have the right size needle, and my tension was probably too tight as well.
I also picked up some quilt clips, bobbin washers and those covers for pins that make it easier to pin baste your quilts, yeah if i could actually get the pins that i got into them it might be easier! the directions ,which are inside the bag say the size i got may be “harder” to insert….. I think so!
I also got some stitch and tear for quilting designs on the quilt top and then tearing it away.
I’m excited to make a start on the last quilt top of the lessons and really excited to get at the quilting and finishing of them all.