Yesterday was a whole lot of fun! My quilt guild took a trip up to Mama’s Log House, which is a couple of hours from us, and we all worked on a Laundry Basket Quilt, appliqué table runner.
I’m not a fan of batiks, but I’m hoping to tie in some more traditional fabrics when I put a border on this. I love the table runner itself!
I even plugged my machine in an sewed a bit this morning, and since it’s going to rain forever, I might go ahead and finish it before it gets added to my growing UFO pile. One of the ladies at the shop suggested a super teensy blanket stitch, on my Bernina the setting was 1.3 in width and 1.3 in length, and I have to say I love it! It never occurred to me to try such a small stitch, and I’ll likely never do it any larger again. This was done with 30wt. Sulky thread, and an 80/12 Microtex need.e
Unhappily, once again the thread spool on my machine was broken off, which happened to me last time I did a group project with the guild and took my machine. I am not pleased about this at all, and it’s one of the main reasons I rarely join groups where a computerized machine is required.
We didn’t get much time to shop either, but I did snag a nice selection of fat quarters, which are my weakness.
I started collecting them back when we were living in our RV full-time, and that’s all I had room for. Now, it’s my favorite way to buy fabric because I love scrap quilts and it makes for a wonderful variety… and eye candy too!
We’re supposed to have a couple of hours of decent weather this morning, before the rain moves in for eternity, so I am going to try to finish planting the garden. I have my new wheel hoe to try out! I bought a furrow for it so that will make the planting easier.