A most productive week since the weather has been a bit cooler here in Boston. Plus a Red Bull at noon doesn’t hurt!! I spent the better part of this week sewing and having fun with a new project, which I’ll post next week. Think clothesline, scrap fabric and zigzag!
In the meantime, since I tempted you last week with a clue to this week’s posting,
Come back next Friday to see what I’ve been working on. I’ll give you a clue: Think famous painter who was the founder of French Impressionist painting.
has anyone guessed?? Correct answer: OSCAR-CLAUDE MONET
Yes, a Monet Quilt!!! I love Monet’s work and when I saw this fabric I just had to have it. The fabric came in panels of which I cut up, machine quilted, and then put back together. I also had enough fabric to make 2 coordinating pillows. I had a plan in my head and I did make a few mistakes along the way but in the end, all worked out great. I had a close relationship with my seam ripper outer making this quilt. Don’t you just hate to take out stitches?? I have enough to make another quilt and I’ll remember not to make the same mistakes. And, of course, I out of batting, black fabric and backing fabric so it’s off to the fabric store today. YEAH!!
One last note: I was in Walmart last Sunday and came across a sewing machine that I think may help me with my machine quilting. I have lots of trouble trying to machine quilt with my regular machine so when I saw this at a good price, I treated myself.This is the first machine I own that isn’t a SINGER so I’ll let you know how it works out. For the price of $199.99, it was a great alternative to the $2000-$15,000 machines I’ve been looking at.
See you all again next Friday with a fun project. I’m thinking Xmas gifts!!!