Saturday, October 08, 2005
I have finished my silk challenge piece. Turned out that the blue I dyed turned out turquoise on the silk.. the purple turned out more red, so I couldn't use it and ended up cutting the piece that I had planned to use for the back I started machine quilting it, but I didn't like it, so I picked out all of the quilting and started hand quilting it just down each strip. I'm really out of practice with hand quilting. Good thing this isn't going to be intended for anything special.
I like to design, I like to construct.. but I don't like the quilting part. I just don't feel I am up to par in my skills. I am a relatively new machine quilter, I have only been at it for a year or so. I have always hand quilted, and I used to be pretty good at it, but, it is a skill that takes constant practice to remain proficient. And now that I am enjoying entering shows, I am more aware about my stitches and if they are up to par. I have practiced my hand applique and I am up to 20 stitches per inch with my needleturn. I do love needleturn the best of all of my quiltmaking. I am thinking of a design to incorporate my favorite piecing pattern and needleturn applique. The design is still in the planning stages. Anyway, I bought some DVD's today, I plan on watching them this weekend while I clean my living room, and do some sewing. The movies were only $7.00 at Sam's. Memphis Belle, Anne of Green Gables and the sequel. I almost bought the original Amityville Horror, and Carrie.. Maybe next time. It's a nice cozy weekend. Cold and rainy outside. I stopped and got a hot coffee and a Glazed Devil's food Krispy Creme . We are eating healthy at home, so no goodies anymore.. I just needed something sweet. I passed up all of the cookies in the bakery at Sams. One doughnut is better than a dozen chocolate chip cookies... at least that's what I keep telling myself...