Praise !

"NOW THANKS BE UNTO GOD, WHICH ALWAYS CAUSETH US TO TRIUMPH IN CHRIST !"

The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear?The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked came against me to eat up my flesh, my enemies and foes, they stumbled and fell. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear....Psalm 27 1-3
Psalm 31: 7, 8
I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy; for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;
And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; thou hast set my feet in a large room.


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Watch your sugar count......

......cuz, here comes sweet OVERLOAD !

Here's a photo showing how I solved the problem of not being able to quilt all the way to the edge........I went around 3/4 of an inch from the edge, all the way around the quilt.  Then I straight-line quilted it.  I tried some meandering, but the tension on the other side made the thread just lie there........it looked awful, so I took it out.



I actually looked up an old ruffler that I remembered having,
 that fits my old Singer machine, and used it to make my ruffle. 
 I had some awkward moments with it, but all in all, I was quite satisfied. 





I then cut the corners of the quilt off round,
 by using my pin container's lid and  my rotary cutter.




Next, sewing through only the batting and the top one side,
I applied the ruffle with a quarter-inch seam, splicing the ends of the ruffle
 together as I finished.  I flipped the ruffle to the outside,
 turned under the seam allowance along the outside edge of the quilt,
 and carefully sewed it down by machine.
And, VOILA !
This is why I referred to the "backing" yesterday
in quotation marks.........
because I knew then that
I was actually trying to make
a truly reversible quilt this time !
You likey?


I am just over the top IN-SANE
 about it !
I confess that I meant to be making it for Autumn
Taylor, but am rationalizing keeping it
HERE,
for all the baby girls that pass
through my house.  That's legit, right?

Shame on me !



3 comments:

  1. i love that you sew on that gorgeous old machine. i got one at a flea market but have not figures out how to use it

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  2. I likey!! That is just darling, and I love green, so I just love the colors you used too. Awesome machine, by the way, also.:)

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