I got the new machine set up in a table (I really do prefer to have a machine in a table rather than on top of a table) and gave it a test drive today.
It is a great machine!
I finished the butterfly quilt
Here is how I do the binding.
I enjoyed the painting process so I started another .
I love birch trees and fall leaves
I will add a border to this one to make it larger.
I saw the Dr on Tuesday and there is yet to be a definitive answer or solution to the pain in my abdomen. They want to do an Endoscopic ultrasound, so I said “great schedule it for as soon as we can” next available is mid Oct. So will wait 6 weeks and then have that test and go from there.
Meanwhile I will do as much quilting as I can 🙂
I am working on finishing the Butterfly quilt. This is the Quilt I did with Derwent Inktense pencils that my friend Ginny George sent me (I plan to do a video of how I do the drawing/painting soon). I have it all finished except for the binding. I will also do a short video to demo how I do machine binding.
The new machine That I won arrived! I have not tried it yet, but I will soon
I am working on a baby quilt, the colors to match the nursery are pink and gray.
here is some of the fabric and my less than perfect plan.
fabric cut into 2.5 inch strips and then 2.5 inch squares.
so there is the start……I will do some detail with the machine quilting (that is where the new machine will make it debut)
I added a few fabric scraps just to get an idea what it will look like with a face
After this is stitched together I will add borders .
I decided to mark down all the quilts and bags in my Etsy store 25% until the end of the month https://www.etsy.com/shop/timquilts . New items hopefully starting in Sept.
Teddy is tired and ready for some attention
I have done a bit more painting on fabric…this time using inktense pencils (thank you Ginny!!)
I am going to finish this as a small wall quilt.
I saw the Dr on Monday and got a lot of blood drawn for more tests…..for both the joint pain and the stomach pain and I have a CAT scan scheduled for Friday……will keep you posted on what we find out.
Teddy went to see the groomer and is looking spiffy so he wanted his picture taken.
I put all the quilts in my Etsy shop on sale at 25% off until the end of August.
The winners were announced today for the Quilt Alliance “Voices” quilt contest and auction.
My quilt came in second place.
and I won a new sewing machine. I am excited to learn to do quilting on an electric modern machine. I will still be a treadle quilter but want to become proficient at electric as well so I can be a better teacher.
All the quilts will be auctioned off in November to help fund the Quilt Alliance. Here is the link to the auction site to see all the quilts. http://www.benefitbidding.com/auctions/listings/index.cfm?auction=318&resetcategory=1
Sorry to have been away for so long, I have been feeling very unwell the last few weeks. I am going to see the Dr again on Monday to see if we can find out why.
I have not been very productive but since the last posting I did finish a few things.
Here is a purple leather wall quilt. https://www.etsy.com/listing/535506776/quilt-music-art-quilt?ref=shop_home_active_1
and new large bag https://www.etsy.com/listing/548941881/quilted-tote?ref=listing-shop-header-3
here is the finished butterfly quilt (it sold)
working on testing some pencils to make quilt blocks…..more about that soon
I have had many butterflies in my garden the last few weeks and I took some photos a few days ago….which will serve as quilt inspiration at some point soon.
I bought a Singer 31-15 quite a while back and it is finally in good working order
Here is a video of some free motion work on it .
I went to see the physical therapist and I have some exercises for my shoulders to do for my shoulders…..and the therapist wants to see me two times a week for 3 weeks to try to get it worked out. the arthritis on my hands and knees is a different story but one thing at a time ….and forward progress.
Don’t be afraid of change, change can be a beautiful thing said the butterfly.
The coneflowers are blooming away in the garden.
It inspired me to start this quilt.
I worked on it a little more
I have a lot of background quilting to go and I want to do a bit more painting.
I worked on the sewing machine top….here is the before
Not perfect to be sure but I hope I look that good when I am 130.
Now I can clean up a bit and re-organize to find a good place to put it ….it sews beautifully so I do plan to use it .