Thursday, January 17, 2013
It was 10 degrees F when we started
My friends and I spent two days down in my basement sewing up a storm. I chose to work on this crown of rose quilt. I call it the "Winter Rose" quilt. I am going to do extensive hand quilting in the large white spaces.
This picture from Country Home March 2008 is the source of my inspiration. Don't you just love those two little alcoves that the beds are in. Delightful. . .
I used my more portable little Bernina. I call her the "Little Sister". She has the most accurate 1/4" seam guide. I can't go wrong.
Here is the stack of finished blocks so far. I need 20 pieced blocks.
I only have five more to go.
I wish I had taken pictures of what the other two were working on but I didn't think about until everyone had gone.. Marlena was making a Buggy Barn pattern of stars in red and gold. The quilt has a barn raising setting. She was very focused and got a lot done.
Heidee worked on her tiny blocks from the BOM at Floyds. The blocks are originally 12 1/2" and she's reducing them all. It was so cute. She also worked on the final border of a Round Robin quilt she is involved it. The round robin quilt is done in purples and bright greens.
It's so fun to get together and sew. I got 9 blocks done in two days. I know that doesn't sound like much but these blocks are really time consuming.
Oh, and I should mention my new iron. Yes, I wore out the last one in about a year. You know how some people can't wear a watch because their body's natural current just shorts them out? Or they have allergies to bee stings?
Well, I cause my irons to wear out fast. I don't know if it's my steam technique or battle fatigue. My new iron is a lightweight (just 2 lbs.) Shark iron and it definitely has attitude. It needs a name but I have't come up with anything yet. It cost 1/2 as much as the Rowenta I bought last time. We'll see if I can have a lasting relationship with this one.
My involvement with irons in the past does not give me much hope.