25 February 2010
22 February 2010
The worst thing is that when it's going well I am really enjoying it.
20 February 2010
This stippling business is proving to be a Nightmare! It took me ages to sort out the tension and I'm guessing that different thickness of thread is not helping nor is my lack of patience. But I will keep at it and next time will use similar thread on both sides.
10 February 2010
6 February 2010
I spent Saturday at Birgit Klein's Patchcom learning how to sew over paper and do New Beauties. It was a most excellent class, in fact it drew students from as far as Mannheim and Heidelberg, including members of the Hearts and Castles Quilt Guild.
5 February 2010
What the hell am I doing, I sometimes wonder ... because I didn't have enough of the script fabric to finish the backing of my Night on the Tiles, I started Caroline's Objects. When I wanted to stipple it, I realised that I wasn't getting the tension right so went off to look for the machine's manual. Couldn't find it so set off to look for it online. Since they were charging 8 quid plus postage, I decided to go back and look again. I did find it in the end, however I thought that starting another project would be more fun.
So here it is, the beginning of my first half square triangle quilt. When did I decide that sewing with triangles is fun? Weird!
And tomorrow, I will attend a quilt class and start yet another project: New York Beauties. I am very excited about that!
4 February 2010
My idea is a double-sided piece, one representing her, one representing him. Because I'm always strapped for time, it'll be a very simple design and what I need is "computer" themed fabric: something along the lines of 0-1-0 or keyboards or motherboards etc.
Does anybody have any recommendations? Ideas? Links to shops?