are there any quilters on stx
I am a quilter on St Thomas. Should we form an Internet quilting guild? [When Internet works!] What are you working on? I just finished a pillow cover in a tropical crazy quilt pattern and am starting a "stained glass" style wall hanging [black seam binding for the lead lines of stained glass.]. Great to hear from another quilter. 🙂
This may be against the rules but visit www.etiquettehell.com. Not only will you laugh your patoot off but down at the bottom there is a nice little thread having to do with crafts. I am sure you can connect with some quilters there.
like many who do quilting i have MANY unfinished project. i have always wanted to do a stained glass quilt. i have one quilt top finished (black cats) but need to send to my mom so she can take it to get quilted, i have another one that i need to put the boarders on and then send to get quilted, i have another one cut and ready to sew for christmas( sandy gervis pattern ), i have a halloween quilt that i started and i have placemats and coasters that i need to bind. well i think thats all the projects i have started. i know, i need to finish some.
pamela, thanks i love to laugh my patoot off
islandjoan, thanks i will check that out
Yes Sue! You should start that. I would love to participate. I'm a novice and would love to learn from people who know more.
crestpoint, what are you working on or have finished. i still concider myself a novice too and would also love to learn from others.
I've been working on a quilt for my son. I am really a novice. I have only finished a few small projects that I have done for friends and family. I got into quilting to in order to finish some quilts of my great grandmother's. I still haven't gotten good enough at hand stitching to compare to hers.
yuo should see my handstitching HUGE HUGE but now when i do hand stitching i make them big on purpose and i use dmc floss 2 strands. i really like the look
I am starting the "stained glass" wall hanging today. It's a hummingbird, Ruby throat as it was designed on the mainland. This will be the easy part--the applique is cut out/iron on. Working out how to do the stained glass lines will be the hard part. Any suggestions? I used to love hand quilting, but a broken wrist made it harder to do so now I machine quilt most things. Happy quilting and sewing. Let's report on our projects at least once a week to inspire each other!
i am so affrain of doing maching quilting by myself. and applique, never tried it. i am a sissy. i like the idea of posting once a week for updates on progress
I know of three different quiliting "groups" on stx. One meets weekly at Breezes, one meets on Wednesday nights. I'm not a quilter myself but if you PM me I can get in touch with a friend that is and let you know how to contact them. :0 I know they are a fun group of ladies.
Machine quilting--either use a walking foot [differential feed for those with newer machines] or just drop the feed dogs and go. It does take some practice to get the stitches even, but like everything else, the more you do it the better it works. Start with the "Meander" pattern--that means just move the fabric around and stitch any way you want to. Think meander applies to a lot of what I do quilting or not. There are some good websites with info on machine quilting and it is fast if you are not making an heirloom/forever kind of piece.
lifetime2, are your quilters on STX or STT? Thanks.
ill have to practice, last time i did was on an old machine, i have a newer one but it does not have the feed regulator. btw i really like your screen name.
is it update time
went to put the first of 3 borders on my quilt top and ran out of bobbin thread, ugh so i did not finish that but will this weekend. how are the rest of you doing on your projects.
I have started the hummingbird wall hanging. Thought it would be simple because the applique is iron on, but not so. Anyway, got the borders on--maybe not the best idea to do that first, but will make it work. Will finish the iron on today. Then the fun will start with sewing binding around all these cutouts to look like stained glass?? We'll just have to see how this works. Speee1dy, What kind of quilt top are you making? Would love to hear details. Funny how those bobbin threads run out just at the wrong time. Can be really frustrating. I have seen a machine advertised that winds bobbins independently of the machine, but have not seen it work or heard anyone talk about it.
Happy sewing to all.
my mom got me the sidewinder for christmas and i have not used it yet.. im working on a modified log cabin in batiks. i have such a big stash i wanted to do a scrap quilt using my stash but alas i had to buy fabric for the borders. i got the patter from quilt sampler. not sure which issue now as i cant find it.
next up is a christmas quilt using fabric by snady gervis, i just love her fabric. also working on a halloween quilt.
A log cabin in batiks sounds beautiful! I need to do a scrap quilt as well to use my stash, but I too find that I always have to buy more fabric to have background or binding or something. Funny how that works! Have you had a problem with your fabric as far as mildew? We are in a very damp place and I worry.
If you ever use the Sidewinder, let me know how it works. I have to figure out threading a twin needle for this stained glass sewing. It is in my machine book, but it always seems to involve a lot of fiddling and figuring out.
when i lived at mill harbor i had a problem with the smell of mildew but here where we live in town, much more breeze so no mildew. im thinking of breaking out the sidewinder this weekend and will let you know. youll get that twin needle figured out. keep up the good work
I have started the "stained glass" quilt and it is going better than I dared hope. I'm using Aileen's Tacky glue to glue the braid to the edges of the applique, then sewing it on with a double needle. So far, so good! The glue probably needs to dry overnight, but sewing has not been a problem and yes, you can "unsew" double needle stitching. Some days I think "unnsewing" is my best talent. The glue can leave a little mess if you aren't careful, but I'm hoping to clean it up with a damp cloth.
yeah, every now and then i do unsewing too. sounds like the glue is a better way to go than to hand tack it. youll do good. keep up the good work
Okay you ladies are making me look bad. lol I have been so busy working that no fun stuff like quilting has happened for me. We finally got our pool finished so maybe in the coming weeks I can get it done.
yeah all it takes is time sometimes not enough time to go around
ok, i finally have an update. i am putting the boarders on my quilt top. finally almost done with that top and then can move on to another. does anyone else have any quilt updates to share?