Forgot to post this picture yesterday.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Can you believe that I didn’t go into the quilt room, or down to the longarm, all day long? Here’s part of what I did do … here are three of the bagels boiling in some water with a bit of sugar.
And here are six of the bagels that have been sprinkled with poppy seeds and baked.
They are made with regular AP white flour (King Arthur of course). The darker color comes from the molasses that I use instead of sugar in the dough.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Awhile ago, not really sure when specifically, I purchased TWO identical panels. They’re from Moda, and are just so cute. My plan was to give one to a friend and do one for myself. I finally loaded them onto the longarm frame on Monday and am treating the pair as one single quilt. I’m using the same backing fabric (a navy blue star print) for both. I selected a sort of antique brown thread from my So Fine! drawer to do some meander stippling across both. When done, I’ll cut them off of the machine – take them to the quilt room where I can cut them apart precisely and then bind each one with some 1.75” single-fold binding strips.
One more pass on Wednesday and they’ll be ready to come off the longarm!
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014
A little red, white & blue theme for this one!
The blog hop just started today – so join in. http://modafabrics.blogspot.com/p/spell-it-with-fabric-designer-blog-hop.html.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Finished up the red & white block swap quilt. It went through the washing machine with about 4 color catchers (just to be safe), and now it’s hanging at the top of the stairs!
I’m not overly thrilled with the picture – but it’s too cold to be running around out in the snow when it’s below 20 degrees. Maybe at some point I’ll be able to get a better photo.
Here are a couple of the photos from when it was on the frame … obviously the blue marking pen hadn't been washed out yet.
I turned the lights off on the second one so you could see the texture a bit better.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Monday, February 3, 2014
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Read somewhere on the internet about using the “ladder stitch” to assemble the fussy cut stars. Tried that method tonight when assembling this brown floral star.