My cupboard runner is quilted and bound and I love it! I have a new Christmas quilt without spending too much time on it and that is the purpose of this book. Whether you have a charm pack, yardage or scraps, almost every project in the book is small and do-able without making a huge time commitment to a project. Connie is using the Split Square to make couch covers for her daughter – in – law’s new couch. She’ll just be making lots more blocks.
Here is my runner layered and ready for quilting. (I’ve been asked to talk about the importance of pressing and will do that in a new future post.). And here is a close-up of the straight line quilting. As you can see my lines are not perfectly straight – I don’t want that look – as if it’s computer quilted. I want to see some wavy lines and unequal distances between my quilting lines so I can see that it was done “by hand” on machine but with imperfections. Now that’s just me – you can mark each and every line if you want to – I don’t.
And here is the runner on the cupboard – immediately with Millie laying claim to it!
When your quilt is finished, send me a photo at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post it here. We will take a break from the book in December but I’ll be ready for a new sew-along in January – won’t you? If you haven’t ordered the book yet and would like to join me in this new sew-along, ask for the book for Christmas or go online to Martingale to order. Mandy at Farm Chick Quilts also has the book ready for shipping. Here is her shop phone number 641-430-6341. Call her, order your book and be ready to start sewing in January.
On December 10 Connie and I will be at Farm Chick Quilts for a show and tell program of all the quilts in the new book. We will be there from noon until two. If you’d like to see the original quilts and listen to a short “talk” about the book “process”, as well as have your book signed, come to Garner and Farm Chick Quilts on December 10 at noon. Bring your book or buy a book that day from Mandy so you can include some notes as we talk.
And I must show you my orchids- both of these are older plants and they are both blooming again after spending the summer outside. The light colored one has been repotted even and I was sure it would never bloom again but –look at these blooms! And there are more budded stems growing – I can’t believe it. They must love this south window and I hardly water them at all. If any readers have experience with orchids, do you fertilize your plants and if so, when do you do it?
And yesterday was a fun day with Sam and the kids in her kitchen – she helped me make Scandinavian krum kake. Each tablespoon of batter is cooked in this special iron that sits on the stove over a burner.