The second annual Action Kivu fundraiser is kicking off here on Monday. Come on back then to see how you can not only give to a great cause but maybe win fabric too! And I’ll just go right ahead and say it… the giveaways are really pretty great…
Happy Monday everyone!
I finished the top for my mother’s quilt ages and ages ago and I finally got it quilted late last week. I have been wanting to get more time in with the long arm at Sew Modern and this quilt is big, so I dove in!
It’s funny… there’s a part of me that feels like I’m betraying the idea of making quilts on my home machine, from start to finish. Why is that? I need to get over it because the freedom and speed of working on a long arm just straight up cannot be denied. Especially with really big quilts. You’re not going to find me zipping every lil’ baby quilt I make on the long arm, but I think that I’m going to be using it a lot for the big bed quilts.
I have been trying to move away from all over quilting patterns but I thought this quilt, with all of its open negative space, lent itself to one. I’ve seen a couple of quilts recently have that have this sort of stretched out water looking all over pattern and it worked perfectly on the quilt.
I promise it won’t be eleven more months (time flies, huh??) before I get the binding on, finish up and show you the end results.
Oh and thanks so much for all of your comments about Project Runway. It makes me happy that my two jobs/worlds overlap through sewing!
Did you see that The Modern Quilt Guild just put out a call for quilts and tutorials? Check it out over here and submit!!
Kathy from Pink Chalk was nice enough to feature my sewing space as part of her “Where I Sew” series.
I’ve loved following along along and getting a glimpse into everyone’s workspace! You can add a photo of your own space here!