At least it isn’t snow! But it is dark and dreary. I have not spent a lot of time quilting. I have been re-writing my notes for tomorrows class. I will be teaching the principles of floral design and I am always looking for the best way to describe them.
Last week we did a simple Triangle Design in a complimentary color harmony.
This week we will be making centerpieces.
I did some quilting on the frame with the larger needle. Here is the #9 Bohin next to the #10 Roxanne that bends and the #11 john James that I use for whole cloth quilting.
The # 9 feels like a nail compared to the #11, but it is working fine. For size comparison the #11 is about 7/8″ long and the #9 is 1 1/8″
I thought you might like to see the thumble I use (thimble for the thumb). I used a copper pipe cap, bent it into a slightly flatter shape (more oval) and lined it with faux suede. I glue a scrap of fabric to the top to keep the needle from slipping and I replace it or add a new layer every day.
Teddy Hates the rain! he refuses to go outside and is in danger of exploding but has gotten used to sitting in a different chair to watch me quilt.
do you remember this commercial? I always think of it when it rains