Ifinally finished this rail fence quilt! It's far, far, far from perfect but I am thrilled with it!
I threw caution to the wind and went for it.
I learned some things along the way too.
That's always a good thing!
For instance, I should have used a walking foot to stitch in the ditch. I was told that over 12 years ago when I took the class that started this quilt.
Twelve years! No wonder I forgot.
Sometimes I can't remember what I did yesterday,
let alone 12 years ago!
That also explains why I was stitching in, out, over, under, around, & along side the ditch at times! I was just about to start on the binding when a bright lightbulb flashed on! DING! You should of used a walking foot woman... Tee-hee-hee! I'm glad I remembered. I will do so in the future.
Not the best picture but
I wanted a photo outdoors.
Note to self:
Work on taking better outdoor pics.
This really inspires me to get started on another quilt immediately. I have a plan which I cannot write about yet but I'm going shopping for fabric ASAP.
I was browsing around when suddenly, my eyes were delighted by a table runner that looked like a very simple project. My friendly sales gal, Teresa, confirmed it by telling me that it's called a 10-minute table runner. She added that the pattern is free and then made me a copy. Woo-hoo! Very nice of her!
The table runner consists of two fabrics and two buttons. It's my next project.
I had been taking a mental inventory of the tables around the house just the day before The Great, Cute and Easy, Table Runner Sighting. I concluded that the current table runners really needed to go. I knew that I wanted to make something simple, and then lo and behold, The Sighting!
I intended to redo the coffee table near the dog crate but my muse took a detour so I tossed it in the trash which made hubby very happy!
We all know that it won't stay this way
but it's ready for the next time I paint.
I have storage all over but
this is a handy supply corner.
I sometimes do journaling here too.
This clean corner makes
my heart go pitter patter!
I bought fabric to cover the underneath area but,
as you can see, I haven't tackled that project yet!
The sewing table and surrounding storage.
Oh the joy!
I'm getting ready to quilt this rail fence quilt.
It's the first quilt I ever attempted to make,
and that was about 12 years ago!
Being new to quilting at the time, I was extremely cautious about quilting it. I was afraid I'd mess it up. I studied it, overthought it, stared at it, and I could never quite make myself quilt it. Then, in a cleaning frenzy one day, I stashed it away and it's been there all these years.
With fall fast approaching, it occurred to me that I would like to use it. All my fears about the quilting have dissipated now so I dug into my tub of UFO's and pulled it out.
The colors are much milder than the
ones I choose these days but I like them.
I plan to stitch in the ditch.
P.S. In the UFO tub, I also found a couple other quilts that I started back then. I even forgot about one of them! I'll be sharing those with you sometime down the road.
Our A/C is out! The parts are ordered, however, which makes me very happy. In the meantime, we're living in two areas where we inserted A/C window units; one cools the bedroom and the other takes care of the kitchen and living areas. Unfortunately, my studio is much too hot so I gathered up my watercolor supplies and hijacked the kitchen table.
This page, entitled Couture Cove Style, is 9"x12".
I must have Project Runway on the brain.
That's one pitiful oyster but who cares.
This is all about having fun!
Master's Touch watercolor paper, Artist Loft Pearlescent watercolor pan set and the regular pan set, Twinkling H20's, tissue paper, white Signo uniball pen, pencils, and Sharpies.
I cannot believe that I haven't posted since March but it's true. In May, we were only home for about a week the entire month. Life took us to one unexpected sad event and a couple happy events too. Things are back to normal now, and I'm hankerin' to get back to creativity.
I'm going to start by working on this UFO. It was started back in the olden days (about 10 years ago), and I think it's high time time I finished it, don't you? Since I picked it up and put it on my work table, I consider it a work in progress now!
It's not my usual bright colors but I'm liking it a lot.