Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Quilting the Quilt

This month, our Charming Gals Club is focusing on quilting...so far this is what I have finished.   This one is Reveille, made with Barbara Brackman's Civil War Homefront.  I quilted it with straight line grid quilting and put a small ric-rak border around the edge.  I decided that these little quilts are the perfect thing to practice my machine quilting skills with.  For this one, I used YLI Invisible Nylon thread on the top and cotton on the bottom.  I think I like the silk finish threads better for the bobbin thread, and will try that on the next quilt. To mark the quilt, I used the Golden Threads paper, and I do like that because it is easy to see and comes off easily.  Last week I ordered a new packet of border designs from them, and I am anxious to give them a try. 

And here is a little charity strippy quilt that I practiced machine quilting on.  Once again, I used the nylon thread for the top thread.  For some of the designs I used a washable blue marker and some I used the Golden Threads paper.  It turned out better than I had imagined it would...practice helps!

Jack decided he needed to model the quilt for me.  He likes to play in my sewing room while I am sewing, just give him some crayons and paper and he is a happy little guy!

This morning, I went to Caleb's school for breakfast, and to visit his classroom.  It was fun to see meet his teacher and tour his classroom.  I am very blessed to be able to participate in activities like this!

Hope everyone is having a blessed day...off to make an apple walnut cake and a pie or two...the apple trees are FULL of apples this year!
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7 comments:

Karen said...

Lovely quilts, Sharon. You are really doing a nice job with your machine quilting. Had I more time and a better set up, I might have gotten the hang of it much better! I'll just cuddle up with my hand quilting.
Can I invite myself over for pie! Oh to have an apple tree in the yard. but we are surrounded with orchards in our area, so a day jaunt to pick is always fun- as is the pie eating.
Loved the grandkiddie photos. I hope I get participate in such school activities when mine is old enough. What a joy for you (and them, too!)
Happy sewing, Karen

Barb said...

Just love the quilts and grandkids...

Madame Samm said...

Sharon, you , your wee one and your delightful quilt are all treasures...Did you say PIE...
I could use a slice of hot apple pie with cheese... My Nanny use to say..." Apple pie without cheese is like a hug without a squeeze..."
I bet you get lot's of squeezes..
blessings madame samm

Carol said...

Love your quilts...beautiful quilting...you're doing an awesome job. How fun to be able to spend time with the grandkids at school.

Quilt Hollow said...

Enjoyed seeing your quilting and quilts. I've always been told with charity quilts to stay away from the nylon threads....I think because if it does come undone it is easy enough to wrap around little fingers. This is something I was told anyway.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Cute picture of you two! Your quilts are lovely. Your machine quilting is wonderful. Save a piece of pie for me but by the time I would get there I bet it will be all gone! Hugs, Carolyn

Lynda said...

My sister-in-laws peach trees are really producing right now so we are having peach pies and peach milkshakes a lot. Your quilting is really great and your little models are so cute.