Archive for March, 2013

Opportunities from Oopsie-Daisy

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

So I need to quickly quilt this quilt¬† because it needs to be a pattern in just a few weeks and I’m thinking this is a really good opportunity to use the channel locks on my long arm. I have never been successful using this option because the quilt that you quilt straight lines on has to be perfectly straight itself. And we know that that is often a rarity no matter how hard we strive to achieve it!

As I assess the situation I decide that this quilt has a lot of white space which will allow me to fudge straight lines a little. Luckily, though, it seems to be square and straight. I smile to myself because maybe all these years of my practicing is paying off! As I start to channel lock, its all going rather smoothly and quickly. I walk the long arm from one end of the quilt to the other laying down straight lines 1″ apart. It’s looking pretty cool until I notice that one long vertical seam runs parallel to the channels right smack dab in the middle creating an annoying hump – ugh!

What to do – what to do… I’m going to have to fill the channels and camouflage that hump now.¬† So I contemplate – and worry about time… Finally I decide there’s no hope for it. I am¬† just going to have to add some more quilting – so much for easy and quick. I start adding half-feathers in the channels.

I think it looks pretty cool – time crunch aside. I am happy. But I really need to get back to work! Time’s a-wasting!

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Mid Appalachian Quilters is up and running! Woo Hoo!

Friday, March 8th, 2013

http://maqonline.org/classes.html

Click on the link above to see all the great classes happening this July in Emmittsburg Maryland.

I am offering the Triple Dresden Tree Skirt on Friday. It uses a quilt-as-you-go technique and comes together easily!

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Optical Illusions is a 2-day class for Saturday and Sunday. It can be 2-color or scrappy depending on how dizzy you want to get!

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But there’s so much more to choose from! Check it out!