Saturday, March 17, 2012

A Few Finished Projects

It was wonderful to have a four day weekend last week! I accomplished a lot...including one work in progress that may someday become a tutorial. It's a set of hanging file pockets: I hung it beside my file cabinet for easy access to works in progress...the sort of stuff that would normally sit around on my desk. I also was able to free motion quilt an entire quilt! I incorporated practice stitching along lines and filling in spaces with stippling, then quilted the entire quilt using the directions found here on Leah Day's Free Motion Quilt Along.
I cannot say enough good things about her blog...I feel like I've learned so much in so little time. Plus, the added bonus is that many projects can be done in small increments...perfect for a busy teacher on the go. Of course, as I start quilting more and more, I'm adding a lot of little tools, thread, and fabric scraps to my stash of supplies. How do quilters keep things organized? I've found a good tip here at Cut to Pieces, but I know there's got to be more ideas out there in blog land. Suggestions?

I bound the quilt using a quick binding process found here. Only, I used a fancy embroidery stitch...also inspired by Leah Day.

I found time to outline the lines of the wholecloth quilt for week ten of the quilt along...maybe I'll finally keep up with the week to week progress from here on out! But with a weekend-long field trip next weekend, a move to VA in three weeks, and a wedding in 98 days!!!!...I doubt it. Goodness knows I'll try!

1 comment:

  1. You are certainly going to be busy!!

    I'd be interested in a tutorial for the hanging file pockets. Interesting concept.

    Your fmq is really nice. Leah's lessons are great. I know I've learned alot from her.


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