Saturday, March 15, 2014
HAPPY WORLDWIDE QUILTING DAY.....
I didn't get any sewing or quilting done today, but I did finally finish up the designing of the central theme portion of my aunt's quilt and I have made a test block from scrap material. I've also purchased the necessary machine embroidery patterns. On Monday I will begin test embroidery in a single color thread on scrap material, so I can figure out the final layout with "actual size" embroideries. Then, once all of the "testing" is done I will begin work on the actual quilt.
Since this is the first time I will be using applique on a quilt I have to wait for my heat resistant template material to arrive...and I have to go to the store and buy liquid starch! A new technique in a new design "Christmas gift" quilt. I don't put much pressure on, do I? LOL. My mom was shocked when she saw my design process. She thought I just bought a pattern and made it in the colors I wanted, lol. Actually, I've NEVER made a quilt using a pattern...and the process of following another's ideas totally intimidates me! Crazy, huh?
I consider myself having started on my aunt's quilt as of this past week and I figure it will take about 3 to 4 months to finish it. That should leave me enough time to hopefully finish a quilt for Dear Hubby's Christmas gift!