Wednesday, August 04, 2010

So, As I Was Saying ....

"He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else."

~Benjamin Franklin

So we'll just leave it at that! The last couple posts were about Disappearing Nine Patches and my new machine. Here's the Tranquility quilt:


I quilted this using my new Elna with its IAF (Integrated Adjustable Feeding, the same as Janome's Accufeed). Diagonal lines through the blocks and a soft winding figure-eight in each of the borders.

I also finished Piper's Hushabye quilt,


but never took a picture after the binding was sewn on. I'll have to ask my nephew to shoot a picture. I guess we'll see how it held up to a year's use!

Over the winter, while completing yet another certificate (this time for online instruction), I researched the hell out of free motion quilting. Watched Patsy Thompson's series on The Quilt Show, bought two of Dawn's Pajama Quilter videos, and watched Leah Day's Free Motion Quilting tutorials. Now it's time to put all my video watching and reading to the test.


  1. Hey! Welcome back! Love the color combo in the tranquility quilt. weaving, knitting or spinning? Hmmm.

  2. Love the quilts!
    I bought a book, have intentions. That's as far as I got.
    Have to buy fabric still, and the quilt shops are a little overwhelming....!
    (welcome back :)

  3. Welcome back! The quilts are beautiful.

  4. That's the hard part...moving out of your comfort zone, at least for me it is. I tend to fall back on things I know I can quilt well rather than go through the learning curve of new designs but I'm getting better.