|Remember This Quilted Machine Cover for My Bernina?|
|No, This Is Just Not Cute Enough For Me|
Well, after four years of not using this machine cover at all because it wasn't finished, I decided to go ahead and just DO IT on Saturday afternoon. First, I hand basted the edges of the opening together with huge slipstitches, plain old all-purpose polyester thread, and then I basted the two halves of the frog closure in place with the same thread, using big, ugly stitches and trying to keep them away from where the "real" stitches would go.
|Tacking the Frog In Place With Embroidery Floss|
|YAY! I Finished Something!!!|
|Yes, It Matches My Chair...|
|Binding Ready to Go For My Bear Paw Quilt|
|See How I Label Things Now That I'm Organized?|
|Bloody Orphan Blocks, Rescued and Redeemed|
My plan is to baste additional fabric strips around the star block so I can hoop it properly and embroider my name, probably in white perle cotton. Then, depending on my mood, I may or may not add some bobbinwork, additional hand embroidery, beading or whatever. There needs to be some kind of batting and stiffener. And I want to poke around Michael's and see if I can't find those super strong magnets for pinless badges, because I don't want my name tag to hang around my neck on strings like a feed bag. But at least the blocks are ready to play with now. Another itty-bitty win!
|Pinned and Ready to Sew|
Well, it's Monday now, the skies are Carolina blue again and the sun is shining. APQS Tech Support is open and my APQS dealer has reached out to offer her help as well. It's time to confront my enemy! Wish me luck.
Today I'm linking up with:• Oh Scrap! at Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework http://quiltingismorefunthanhousework.blogspot.com
• Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts http://smallquiltsanddollquilts.blogspot.com/2018/09/design-wall-monday-september-17-2018.html
• Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts http://www.cookingupquilts.com/
• Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt http://lovelaughquilt.blogspot.com/
• Moving it Forward at Em’s Scrap Bag: http://emsscrapbag.blogspot.com.au/