I made good progress sewing on my Recylced Cabins blocks during the Thanksgiving holiday but no pictures yet. I did make an apple pie and it looked so good, I thought I’d share a picture of it. Yum!!
Here’s my first quilt quilted on my quilting machine. It’s a charity quilt for my guild, Circle in the Square Quilters. My mom was here this past week and gave me a refresher course on how to load the machine as well as a few other important tips………it was all the “push” I needed to get going!!
Here’s the charity quilt off the machine followed by a detail shot of my first quilting attempt. I’m fairly happy with the results and learned several lessons. Lesson 1) Do not quilt too closely to the rolled parts of the quilt as the needle can and will catch the fabric on the roll and Lesson 2) The red button will stop the machine and should be used when the needle catches any fabric on the rollers 🙁
Here’s the progress I made at the workshop. I know it’s not even half a completed block but I’m always slow in classes and I’m pleased with how well I did sewing the two curved seams. Now I’ll focus on cutting the New York Beauty arc template more precisely and I’ll be happy :). It was a great class and I will continue working on this quilt….I want to become comfortable with curves so I’m looking at this as my practice project.
Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville shares photos of old quilts and I love looking at them so I’m sharing this unusual block done with half square triangles (might be simple using large hst and cutting them similar to Delectable Mountains methods).