It's my party and I figured I'd better have something to share, so decided on a couple of projects.
I just finished the quilt top for the Hockey Print Nine Patch quilt last night. I think that's a rather boring title, so I'm going to call it Bearly Hockey.
Look closely at the print and you'll see why I call it that. I also considered calling it Bearly Leafs. It came in a kit that I bought at Len's Mill in London, Ontario. It's a very easy quilt and works up quite quickly. That's why the quilt top is already done. :-)
I love the colours in this charm pack I bought on eBay. It's called Rose Arbour or something like that. I wasn't sure what I would do with it, but finally settled on a table runner. Using a charm pack like this, the points on the edge don't work out perfectly because you don't have bigger squares to make the half-square triangles. However, I still think it looks nice. I bought the border, backing and binding fabric at my local quilt shop.
I still need to master machine quilting before I can tackle quilting these projects. Straight line quilting gets a little boring. But practicing machine quilting until I get it right also seems boring. I'm more of a plunge in and learn as I go type. And I hate to waste all that thread, batting and fabric on practicing. And the time - when I work full time and have limited time to devote to hobbies, it hurts to spend it practicing and not have a pretty final project. However, what must be done, must be done. I would really like to take a live class on machine quilting. I have enrolled in several online classes, and normally I can learn that way with no problems. After all, I got my degree through distance education. But I just would feel more comfortable having the instructor "right there" with me so I can have ongoing guidance.
Enough palaver from me... Now it's your turn to share.
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