Did you know that there is a legend that dragons sleep for 25 years at a time? Well, whether or not that is true, my dragon seems to be sleeping: nothing has changed on the wall.
So this is what I am showing. She is called the Quilt Diva, first seen here over 1 year ago. I completed this flimsy 2+ years ago but couldn’t decide how to quilt it so it has kind of hung around, waiting for inspiration. Well, I decided it wasn’t ever coming so today I will begin ditch quilting around her and then “something” will get quilted in the empty space.
The funny things was that as I was getting ready to put her on the frame I found that there were 7 small “spools of thread” that I had never appliqued down. So I got that done, the backing-batting-and top on the frame and chose the top and bobbin threads. I am all ready to start the quilting process.
Last week I took some time to DSM quilt two placemats that have been sitting around since December 2010, again waiting to be finished. I had made placemats for family members (6 families) and just didn’t get around to finishing ours.
The funny thing is that the binding has been ready all this time so it won’t be too long before they are decorating our table.
And for those who remember, I am almost through with my machine embroidery project. I will probably be posting about it later this week.
So what did you do on National Quilting Day? I went to a quilt show in Pensacola. The guild there has some very talented ladies and I really enjoyed myself. I did take some pictures for inspiration but haven’t had time to go through them yet.
And I did spend a little money, just to keep the various quilt shops in business, you know. Two batik backings and a set of precut strips of fabric. I don’t usually buy fabric at shows but this time they were just the right thing for projected projects. I also got four spools of Glide thread. I really like quilting with poly and am partial to pale colors for quilting. I have never tried this thread but I know the lady who was selling it so I’m giving it a try
Well, up and at’em. I have a few housework projects to get done and then I plan to spend most of the day in the studio. Maybe this will be my National Quilting Day, ya think?