Wednesday, January 9, 2013

What's In My Sewing Room...

   Dreary grey rain kept me tucked inside today, venturing out only when necessary (seems my animals like to eat). The day found me in the sewing room working and cutting. As you can see two prairie dolls are eagerly waiting their pretty dresses, which are pressed and cut. On the bottom of this stack is a 'practice sandwich' I am using in my online free motion quilting class. Today..'wiggly lines'..or, better known as 'stippling'. Tension and speed are my focus right now..keeping my foot and hands moving in coordination- challenging.
   The first prairie tot has come together with a few kinks and glitches, but she came together none the less. I have some notes and adjustments to set in place for the next one.. already waiting for my attention. Seems a good idea to work the problems out if the little girl design before tackling the little boy tot, although I can't wait to see him sporting his hat and broad fall pants.
   Way back on the table sets three Dresden blocks I am playing with. They were started a few years back when all my kids were heavily invested in 4H..thus the white clovers on green fabric. I can not remember the original idea in my mind, therefore the blocks sit there for me to rearrange and mull over. In reality, I like the layout above..possibly using it for my free motion class section on quilting a running clover design.
  Here the blocks are spread out a bit more..not my favorite. To me, it seems the 'buds' should be closer to the full 'flower'. No hurry, there is plenty of time to run it around my mind some more.
   The crumb quilt is still on the frame and moving right along...those Baptist fans are time consuming, but working. While not my favorite quilt, it is growing on me..and my Jen; she seems to have a heart for this scrappy little ditty. We'll see how it goes..she may sneak this one into her hope chest.

   Oh, how my heart desires to go spend some more time stitching and creating...I had better not. Classes are in session again tomorrow so some reading preparation would be a real good idea. Thanks for visiting the sewing room with me..now, what's on your project table?


7 comments:

Lisa said...

What a wonderful day! I would love to spend my day sewing. Can't wait to see the dolls finished!
Lisa

Heidi said...

I agree with Lisa. Looking forward to seeing those prarie dolls complete. I love all the quilt blocks and admire you for learning how to free motion machine quilt. Thank you for the tour of your sewing projects.

Keli Martin said...

My sewing project has been put on hold until I can get some baby cocoons done for my donation project. That and my machine broke down so I found one at a ReUzit shop back in PA that is older and I need to learn how to use it. I keep telling my husband I should just get one of those in home industrial sewing machines!

Simply Scaife Family said...

It was really nice! The teens worked forward on some schoolwork while I stitched..wonderful.

Simply Scaife Family said...

I hope to have the dolls done this weekend..they were quite a hit over the holidays..I sold all but one.

Simply Scaife Family said...

I worked with used machines until just a few years ago when my husband decided a new one was in order..I had burned up a few

Simply Scaife Family said...

As for the learning of free motion quilting...I have dabbled in it over the years, but finally decided to go at it. I much prefer hand quilting, but it seems quilters are getting away from it.