Saturday, May 19, 2012

Thread Cabinet

Sometimes it takes years to find exactly what you want.  We spent January and February in Arizona.  I had the opportunity to attend a Sewing, Crafts, and Quilt Expo in Phoenix.  ROM Woodworking had a booth and I found this thread cabinet.  They were going to be at the Machine Quilter's Showcase in Overland Park, KS in May and so I could pick up my cabinet at the show. Thursday was the exciting day and today my husband helped  mount the cabinet in my sewing room.  I am so pleased to have all my embroidery thread in one place where I can see every color.  I still have more colors to add, so there won't be many of the 400+ pegs without a color.  This will make choosing thread so much quicker and easier.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Anita's Arrowhead progress

This is one block of Anita's Arrowhead that has been quilted.  I have the quilting half completed and now have to get more thread.  So I will finish the project when that happens.  I am using my embroidery module to quilt the blocks. There is still indecision about a border...

I have finished quilting all the blocks.  The remaining fabric has been laid around the quilt and it does not like any of it.  So the quilt will not have a border.  It will just have black binding.  A photo will be coming your way in a day or two.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

April SS Project

This is my project for the April Software Sampler lesson.  A black kitchen towel was used as the background to the Benartex fabric.  The flower fabric was scanned into the software and then I used advanced and partial applique.  The #47 foot, Spanish Hemstitch, was used to attach fabric to the bottom of the towel.  Now I just have to learn the software lesson so I can teach it effectively.