Sunday, February 28, 2021

Just poking along...


I have nothing amazing to share.  We got about a foot of snow.  My weekend was spent quilting, shoveling, cleaning, and sleeping.  

I'm poking along on my quilt.  I'm almost done quilting the leaves.  I would like to try and quilt a wind pattern behind the deer.  My confidence on such an endeavor is waivering.  Any thoughts or advice?
The leaves were easier to do with the templates I created.  The quilting part is my favorite.  It gives me something to focus on when it is too cold to be outside doing projects.  A search on Amazon proved successful in finding a few things that make machine quilting easier.
This little table and measuring mat make a big difference.  The table helps keep the quilt flat, so I won't get puckers on the back of the quilt.  The measuring mat helps the quilt slide eaiser.  Small things that make a big difference.

That's it for life in the Black Hills of South Dakota.  I'm just poking along waiting for spring.  What are you doing to alleviate spring fever?


  1. I thought you were hand quilting. My daughter does it that way. She has a big hoop that she uses and templates that she draws the quilt lines on with and then sits and quilts. My mother had my dad build her a frame. Dan's cousin's wife had an elaborate quilting sewing machine. She'd program the design and the machine would quilt it. I've had some sewing projects - I made pillows from old t - shirts. Now I need to make curtains.

  2. sounds like a good weekend!!! the quilt looks beautiful!!!


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