Sunday, November 4, 2012

ABC Quilt

I haven't updated any other sewing besides my star sampler, so here is a quilt in progress.  Check out the quilting!  I have been learning how to free motion quilt and this if by far the best to date!  I just need to trim a few threads, bind, and wash this little blankie and it will be ready for the little boy it is intended for.  Official stats and better (natural light) pictures to come in the next day or two.

I also have 2 quilts for my local quilt guild that are ready to be quilted, but I need to pick up the batting first, so pictures of those two will be hopefully up soon too.  No more stars to report - we had 2 trips to Sioux Falls this week and our washer has been broken for TWO WEEKS.  Much time was being spent in the car and money is still being spent at the laundromat....

Back to Sioux Falls, we met with the pediatric cardiologist and we don't have to go back for another year!  So exciting.  He didn't even feel the need to do an echocardiogram at this appointment.  The murmur from one of his holes was still there, but everything seems stable and his ekg was normal too.  No medications and no restrictions on activity.  Double hooray!


  1. Are you quilting on your regular sewing machine? If so, I'd love to know how!

  2. I am! I use a darning foot, a cover over the feed dogs and stitch length set to zero. has a great tutorial you should read or look up free motion quilting on youtube. The best advice I have gotten is to draw a box and then fill it in with whatever design you need to practice. The act of drawing it out with a pencil will train your brain and help you when you quilt. It works! Oh, also, find some really cheap, ugly fabric and make little quilt sandwiches to practice on. :)

  3. That's awesome! How do you handle all of the excess fabric of a quilt?

  4. I roll it up...sometimes it means stopping every few minutes to tug and adjust, but I also know my limits and don't attempt anything large. I have a couple of friends from my quilting guild that have quilting machines and I just pay them. It is sooo worth it!