Thursday, October 21, 2010

Still plugging along on the quilt

I am still working on my Halloween quilted wall hanging.
I have been using this quilting foot (ignore the fibers, boy macro is detailed). It has been driving me crazy as I can't really see where the needle is going. I have ripped out quilting because it wasn't perfect. Nothing I hate worse then ripping stitches out, Ok I bet I can think of a few other things.
Well guess what I discovered as I was putting away the evil quilting foot....this awesome one.
Now that I think of it, I remember purchasing this because I hated the evil one. I should just get rid of the evil one, because with my aging brain, I bet I forget again. See how open it is, you can see exactly where the needle is going.
Here is the bottom corner of the quilt. If you look closely you can see a tad of stitching over the line, between the yellow and circles. You don't know how much I want to correct that. But I am trying to overcome my perfectionist thinking. Or else it will never get done.
I quilted around the moon, cat, girl and the whole tree. The more I look at this the more I want to quilt. I know let it go. Are these pumpkins adorable or what! You can actually see the quilting on these cuties. I also quilted around the whole fence. This is all with the evil quilting foot. I want to redo it with the good foot. But again I will let it go.
They say the back of your work should be just as pleasing to the eye as the front of it, I x-stitch as well, and that ain't no small task. This is the back of those pumpkins. Mind isn't too bad, good thing its going to be against a wall though.
So on with my day. Worked on my quilt. Drove Ashley again. Went grocery shopping. Went to Fabric Land for a thread and bobbin holder. I have a wooden cabinet one, I bought at a local craft sale. As I like to sew upstairs in the dinning room, this sucker is to big to cart upstairs. So I wanted to get a small one to carry with me. I found one but it only held the tiny spools. Guess I will be returning it tomorrow.

Oh on some happy news, I niece Jennifer got engaged. Congrats Jennifer and Jason. Her boyfriend has the same name as her brother. He seems like a nice guy. But Jennifer wouldn't settle for anything less. She is a spunky girl. We spent a lot of time with her when she was younger. My daughters and her loved to spend time at camp. Swimming, dancing and singing, I have the video's to prove it :)

Hope your Thursday was a crafty one.



  1. Your quilting looks mahhhvelous, dear!!!

    Congrats to your niece!

  2. you are so talented! the quilt is looking awesome!

  3. Can't wait to see the final project. Congrats to your niece.

  4. Your sewing looks great. I am always impressed by anyone who can sew. Way, way back in Home Ec, I got a "D" in sewing. And that was a gift.

  5. Your quilt is coming along quite nicely! You should reward yourself with some peanut butter cookies! Congrats to your niece!

  6. Wow! Your creativity astounds me! :D

  7. Michael J. Fox, a Canuck if I am not mistaken (man I hope Canuck is not an insult) said: "I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for. Perfection is God's business."

    You are doing a most excellent job on that quilt. No worries, right? Say it with me now, "No worries."


  8. Finally I'm able to check in. I didn't forget about you just been super busy with training. Wouldn't you know it I got an eye infection from my contacts on the last day of my class when I was supposed to give a listing presentation and couldn't make it in. BTW, eye infections are extremely painful. Now I still feel behind and stressed but your quilt is beautiful and makes me want to cozy up and relax (I know its for the wall but I would probably use it LOL)


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