I like to make all kinds of quilts, from postcard to king-size. I have a Gammill longarm quilting machine, several domestic sewing machines, and also work with a Babylock Embellishing machine. In the past few years, I have tried my hand at painting with watercolors and art journaling. I also throw in a little nature photography and the occasional travel or grandchild pictures. Thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
A Couple of "Quilts for Kids"
After completing a big quilting project, it is kind of fun to work on something fast and fun. My guild meets tonight, so I got out a couple of charity baby quilts to whip up real fast. These were made by Sharon from donated fabric at our last charity quilt sew-in back in January. She actually made a pieced top and back using panel fabric, but thought the backing was cute enough to make another quilt. These will be donated by the guild to the local neo-natal intensive care nurseries.
I had been having trouble tweaking my tension and was getting some unwanted knots on the back. I spent a couple hours doing some machine maintenance. I think the main culprit was the tension check-spring. With manual in hand, I took it out and put it back in three times until I got it right. Yippee!
So, I zoomed quickly on the baby quilts doing some flowers, swirls, hearts, and loops.
The other quilt has the same little bunnies in lines across the quilt. I added a few feathers and fun flowers.
Our guild speaker tonight is Katie Pasquini Masopust, an artist and quilter that I greatly admire. I would have enjoyed her workshops this weekend, except that we have a family wedding to attend.