for this challenge, I used Dupioni Silk that was purchased at a local quilt shop ... well, local to my parent's winter place in Florida. I usually do my quilting in Michigan, but who can pass up an opportunity to be in Florida for a week in January?
I made an eight sided snack mat and proceeded to hand quilt one section ... and decided to machine quilt the rest. Handwork is not my forte.
I have decided to call it "One if by Hand, 7 by Machine"
My dearest love gave me an Oliso iron. Since using them in classes, I have wanted one of my own. Twisting motions aggravate my tendinitis, so long ironing sessions with my trusty Black and Decker have left me aching. Because the Oliso doesn't rest on its back, I am not twisting my wrist to set it down :)
My Sewing Dungeon has gotten out of control. About the only thing that is half-way organized are the shelves of fabric, seen above. The rest of the room is full of assorted piles. Today I did some sorting and filled a box with things I will not even miss - and the room barely looks changed. Tomorrow I intend to do some folding and putting away of fabrics from those assorted piles that are still to be found almost everywhere ;)
I want to get the room in a functional situation as I am undertaking the AQS UFO Challenge this year. All of the UFOs on my list need to be quilted, and the quilt frame is hard to get to (see the note about assorted piles) right now. IF I can get everything put away or given away, that will make my UFO tackling go smoother.
Now, do you think I can keep the room straightened?
A Quilter who designs and teaches quilting. My children have all graduated from our homeschool and the Army Guy is getting ready to leave Army life behind on the way to a civilian career. I dabble in other crafts, teach homeschool art classes and a bit of gardening ...
Psalm 5:11&12 (KJV) But let all those that put their trust in Thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because Thou defendest them: let them also that love Thy Name be joyful in Thee. For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.