Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Class sample




My goodness, it has been over a week since I last posted. My how time flies when your life gets a hold of you. In my defense, I have gotten my kids closets cleaned out and taken an embarrassing amount of clothes and toys to Goodwill. I have also had two sick children and one of the "germie" rascals gave it to me. Ick! However, I have managed to get a little sewing done. I made a sample for a machine quilting class I will be teaching at Sew Much More in Austin sometime in the spring. I made it with some odds and ends I had. And of course, I pieced the back because, I LOVE a pieced back on a quilt (big or small, doesn't matter.) I did the free-motion quilting with an embroidery thread and I liked how it turned out. After I bought this thread and brought it home, I realized it was made in China. If I had known that before I paid for it, I would not have bought it. However, I'm happy to say it is a very nice thread. Yeah! Because if you have ever quilted with crappy thread, you understand where I'm coming from.
I've got more sewing to do. (I've got to get this big quilt finished!) Happy quilting!

6 comments:

belinda said...

Yes....I think I like this!!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

very cute, I have those fabrics too! just waiting for inspiration to hit!

Victoria said...

Stunning work as always and I love the back!

I try not to purchase "made in china" items either, as I don't wish to support there slave labor trades. Sometimes it seems impossible to find items that were not made in China. Drives me nuts! I never thought to check my thread though!

jacquie said...

this is so pretty! sure wish i could take your class.

Martha said...

Wow Shelly, you have been busy!! (I'm not surprised). Your quilts look fabulous. I like the heart your friend gave you. I'm working on a Sweet 16 heart quilt for Paloma using the new template. See you at the next bee meeting.

Tina said...

Your quilting looks great! Do you mark anything or is it all free-hand? I do like a finer thread for machine quilting. Happy belated birthday!