Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sunday Stashbuster report and some confidence

I have use approximately 5 yards of fabric over the past couple of weeks. I have signed up for block exchanges so I have purchased a couple of yards for this. I am still about 3/4 full on my tote and the goal was to be at 1/2. I am confident I will get there.

Speaking of confidence, I am machine quilting this weekend. I started with a table topper as practice, see? I have only quilted small projects and borders so far. The machine is threaded properly, and I remembered to drop the feed dogs.

Yea! After 2 hours of quilting my Road to the White house is nearly completed. I have 2 pucker/pleated areas on the back but that is ok, no photo please. It is my first try. I have 4 hours in the basting, remember!! And it still needed more. So today I am pinning the edges to finish. I am going to be the queen of stipplilng because I really like it. Watch the tops on my wip and ufo fly over to the completed pile. I still love hand quilting but that will be for special quilts. I am developing arthritis in my fingers so I am trying to not make it worse and yarn things can but I still do them a little at a time.

So I am singing a little song from the play, "The Sound of Music", if you know it sing along:

I have confidence in confidence alone!
Besides Which you see I have confidence In me!!!!!!!!!!!!


Brenda said...

Well, look at you go!!! That is wounderful news!!! I have taken machine quilting classes (twice) and one on playing with thread to create differnt effects, but I still feel so clumsy on my machine!! I will do this - because you have shown me that to get it done, you have to DO IT!!! And it feels good to work on your own project, start to finish!! Excellelant!!

Lori in South Dakota said...

Ah, practice is what makes it best! And save your hands for the really important things in life. I love the Sound of Music!

Granny Lyn said...

Oh, do I admire your gumption! to stipple a BIG quilt on the machine? you're my hero! I only do straight lines on the machine, and even they give me grief! can't wait to see the whole pile done!

Vicky said...

They look great! The more you do it, the more comfortable and confident you will feel. I haven't done quilting for a while, but I'm getting ready to get back to that. You've inspired me!