Thursday, September 23, 2010

I know it's fall but....

I have started on some winter projects.

I realized that it has been a while since I actually posted anything that I was quilting! This is a wallhanging that is almost done...but still has all the basting and markings. I hope to finish it this week and then add embellishments and binding. It is an original design. I was frustrated because the white marking pencil kept rubbing off the border. I know you are supposed to do all your markings before adding the batting and starting to quilt, but I ended up spending extra time trying to remark the borders. Do you have a good white marker that doesn't tend to wear off as you quilt? The same brand red and blue markers are ok ...it's just the white.
Yesterday, at Serendipity Quilt Shop, I saw such beautiful fabric but I controlled myself and only bought 12 fat quarters and a yard of flannel for myself. Next week I am going on a guild shop hop in Lancaster, PA so I wanted to save my stash cash. (I needed the flannel to use a batting for a couple of table runner UFOs that are calling to me wanting to be finished and the fat quarters were on a great sale and I really have plans for them.) I actually went to drop of my backup sewing machine for cleaning. My quilting buddy, Pat, went along.
Later today, I am going to a guild meeting and hope to get inspired by all the creative energy that will fill the room. I find that going to bees and guilds motivates me.

Don't forget to check out the scarecrow on my blog and see what is coming shortly.

10 comments:

call me crazy said...

There is a white pencil that only comes off with a warm iron~ or warm heat. It is made by the same people who make the stencil powder that is iron off (can't think of their name now, sorry!) Your snowman is cute!

Stray Stitches said...

Your snowman quilt is adorable.

sewmeow said...

he's sew cute and I need something "cool" to look at with this HOT we are having again in San Antonio.

QuiltSue said...

I love your snowman. I have used a white iron-off marking pen in the past, which was made by Clover I think. I can't find it at the moment to check. It was excellent.

em's scrapbag said...

Your winter project is delightful!

Micki said...

Your snowman quilt is just adorable!
Micki

Winona said...

I know exactly what you are talking about. That is why I wait and draw my designs on the borders as I work them. Too many times, I have had to retrace all of my lines. Not fun. I have been just drawing the lines on one border side at a time. I just lay the quilt sandwich out on my cutting table and draw my lines. It would be easier without the backing and batting, but it works for me. Your little quilt is cute, by the way. Winona

Vivian said...

Love the snowman quilt. I could see myself making one.

bo said...

i love snowmen...anytime..lol

Grandma Shell said...

I just finished a snowman Christmas Card Holder. You can go to my blog (onthefarmquilts.blogspot.com) to check it out. I am so totally in love with snowmen! Too bad they like cold weather cuz I sure don't! I like your snowman, he's fatter than mine!