Just a quick pics post. Still alive. Still quilting.
And now that it's after 1 am, I'm going to bed. Just thought I'd pop in and say hello!
Sunday, September 16, 2012
I didn't realize my last post was in January!! Geesh!
The very long story cut very short is that shortly after that last post, I went to CO for an interview at UC Denver's Physical Therapy school...and got in!! So now I'm living just outside of Denver in a house about 1/100th the size of our Nashua house, trying to make the best of the living room being "my space". I've completed a few projects since January, and they're all posted on facebook...I just haven't had enough to say to fill a full blog post. With any luck, today I'll be able to work on a gift for a friend who got married nearly 2 months ago...sheesh. Some friend I am, huh?
Anyway, that's really all I've got. I know I need to update more, but at the moment pretty much all my interesting life stuff is on hold until I get some grasp on my time management skills again.
On that note, I should mop...
at 12:53 PM
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
As some of you may or may not know, I posted some "learn to quilt" kits on my etsy shop before the holidays. The first one sold! So first of all, thanks Stacy! And second of all, here's the tutorial that goes along with the kit.
Congratulations on your first quilt! First, a small disclaimer: the tutorial I've written is how *I* make a quilt. There are many things I do out of habit (for example, stacking the squares once I've laid them out) that are simply personal preference - if you think of a way to do something that's easier for you, do it that way!
|Right sides together, pinned along the right, directional pattern pointing up.|
Repeat these steps for the other 5 rows.
Take a breath and enjoy the fact that the top is done!
Once you've basted your quilt, trim the excess batting and backing off, to 1-2 inches larger than the top.
Finally, the actual quilting! Make sure you're sure where the stitch is going to start - this is one time you don't want to go over too much on either end, so position the needle manually if you need to! Once you've found your starting spot, just follow the lines! The general rule is to start from the middle and work your way outward. In this case, I'm starting from the middle line, which starts in the corner. Use your judgement to figure out where to start, but remember that things do tend to shift as you stitch, so middle out is a good place to go from.
Write your name on it somewhere and go snuggle up!!
If you've used markers to draw a pattern, wash your quilt on the gentle cycle and lay flat to dry.
at 12:51 PM