There is a reason I have not been posting many quilt pics lately...a picture is worth a thousand words. The state of my studio is just not conducive. Doing a major overhaul of some things around here and hopefully I will be able to give you a tour when all is done. It is hard to be motivated when just opening the door of the studio seems to make me tired-it does not invite me in to work right now and I am not happy about that.
The antique quilt on the chair will soon be ready for the frame. I am marking the top of this Spider Web quilt, not my favorite part of the process, so it takes longer than it probably should. This quilt belongs to a sweet friend of mine and was hand-pieced so it just called to be hand quilted. I am looking forward to having a quilt in the floor frame that Ken and I built when I first started quilting and everything was done by hand. It had some spills on in that were making it rather difficult to work with- too stiff in places from whatever had been spilled. So I sweated over the decision for a few days, did a little research, went against the majority opinion and washed the top. Very carefully, mind you. I filled a large tub with warm water and a little squirt of baby shampoo and just let it soak for several hours. After rinsing and laying flat to dry it looked so much brighter and the only stiffness was from the wash/dry process so marking is going much better now.
Now I am hoping y'all will help keep me on task!
I came across these bag tutorials this week and can hardly wait to make them for myself. I have never had a thread catcher by my sewing station, but this is just too cute to pass up. Time to pick out a fat quarter for this project and say goodbye those little threads all over the carpet and table when I am working on a quilt. Yes, I do take out seams and make a mess. Maybe a cheerful little bag will help make the process a little less of a drudgery.
I have seen a lot of bags online, this tutorial intrigued me for its nesting abilities. Three different sizes to help keep my space organized...who could ask for more?
How is your quilting going? Mine has sadly taken a back seat lately but I hope to get back in the swing soon. I always seem to start with an organization mode so this is a good thing.
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