Thursday, October 20, 2011

Oct 20

Hi!

Got several strips cut out today for my 4 patch quilts - I'm kind of making them in bulk. Right now I have several different layouts planned and am going to work on it.

I was gone for most of the day, so didn't really get a lot done.

Emily

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Oct 18

Hi!

Today was my Dad's birthday. It was a fairly good day, but again didn't really get a lot of quilting done. Less then yesterday even. I have a goal to get some done tomorrow though.

For my Dad's birthday(he is 62) I gave him a lap quilt. I'll try to get it from him again and take pictures tomorrow though. I should have several pictures over the next few days!




Monday, October 17, 2011

Oct 17

Hi!

Not a lot to report today, as I was helping with Llamas and we had people over. I helped catch 12 Llamas for the vet today - my neighbor has them. I get the wool from them, something I really appreciate it, as I can't afford to buy wool.

Llama fiber might not be the easiest fiber to work with, but at the same time it's what I have. And I work at using what I have!

On the quilting front, I didn't get a lot of binding done on the 2 quilts, but am going to work on it more tomorrow.

Have a great day!
Emily


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Goals and etc

Hi!

I now have a goal with this blog. I am going to post every day. Since August 25th, I have been keeping a written private journal, and have not missed writing in it. I want to do this on this blog as well, but mostly pertaining to quilting and also to improve my skills as a writer.

This summer, I've had a lot going on, and quite a bit on my plate. In July, I went to Virginia for a week. It was a youth conference that my church hosted. It was at the College that I want to go to. The college is called Southern Virginia University, and my goal now is to apply for August of 2012.

So, I've been busy doing a lot of schoolwork, and until the end of September(I'm 16 now by the way) I haven't done anything other then move my sewing room, quilting or machine wise.

Starting in September though, I was able to piece 3 quilt tops(all very simple) and finally get the binding on a quilt I've had in process for over a year. Two of the three Quilt Tops are now quilting, one is bound and one is in the process, as is the other one.

Right now I am working on my Round Robin Quilt, I'm going to try getting it basted and ready to start quilting soon. I am also in the process of several more lap quilts with 4 patches. Busy, but a lot of fun!

More Tomorrow!
Emily

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Spinning Wheels




Hi!

Wow! It's been a loooong time. I got my treadle working, and yes the needles did get there and I was able to start playing with it :) I have been piecing with it, and actually using it quite a lot - my next challenge is free motion quilting, I have to mess with the tension on it.

Different topic. I have become obsessed with spinning wheels. This is my hopeful one that I am getting from KY. A very generous person offered it to me for free - but I have to get it from KY to Oregon..

Thanks for looking!
Emily

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Picture of machine(with more rambling)

Hi!

Here is a picture of my machine I talked about yesterday. Like I said, I am picking it up on Tuesday. I'm also going to get 4 heads, which will bring my total to 31, until I sell my white FR treadle Tuesday evening. I'm currently working on the White FR head, and am having a few issues. I am positive it is a user error, I just have to figure out which one!!

On the quilting front. After I get my mother's king quilt done, I am going to be working on a vintage top I have - very pretty lady of the lake pattern. Not sure how I'm going to bind it - so wish me luck! On my mom's quilt, I am trying a different strategy. I don't have room to lay out a 120x120 quilt, so I am going to sew the top and bottom right sides together and have the batting on the bottom. Then I will turn it right side out, baste and quilt it. Also, with this method, I will not have to do a lot of hand work for the binding, and I am pretty sure it will last for quite a while. I have another quilt that is in very poor condition, you can tell it was used a lot, and the binding was done this way. The binding has no wear whatsoever!!

On my "new" machine, I also got needles from ebay! I am crossing my fingers that they will get there by Thursday, so I can start playing with it!!

Have a good day all,

Emily

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Industrial

Hi!

I've been actually making and selling quite a few things! This week I am taking the money I've made from my quilts, and buying a industrial machine! I am really happy about this, as I have wanted one for quite a while. It's a singer 31-20...

My current project is a quilt for my mom, a king size. Will be posting pictures of it in progress soon. It's the bargello I posted pictures of a few posts ago. I had to add a huge border to it, but it still looks great!!

Hope all of you have happy holidays,

Emily