Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Distracted Sewing

I have obviously been kind of distracted lately.  Lots of things going on, some good, and some not so great.  Luckily I have had some time to do some mindless sewing which at times helps calm and center.

I quilted my challenge quilt.
I tried doing a spiral, and for some reason was having a tough time, even after watching several videos, and reading a couple of tutorials.  I decided I would call it an organic spiral.  I went slow, tried using my walking foot, that was a bust.  I then decided to use a free motion floating type foot, and I tried to line up with the hash marks.  I still had some weebles, and wobbles. 
I used the Bubble Jet Set, and Bubble Jet Rinse and got my labels for my two quilts ready.

I enjoyed the creative outlet for making the labels this way, but I also enjoy the embroidery at times too.  I love having different options for making my labels.  

Over the weekend I went to Threads of Tradition at Sauder Village, and met cute and very sweet Kris from Kris Loves Fabric and her friend Cheryl.  We went to a hooked rug show, then to Threads of Tradition the village's quilt shop.  All I can say is wow about hooked rugs.  Love them, so many different styles, maybe someday I can make one.  At Threads of Tradition I purchased the kit for the Row by Row.  Kris had visited earlier and gifted me with the laser cut for the quilt row.  A great big thank you Kris!

It is always so great to meet someone who blogs, and you have developed an online friendship.  Unfortunately I did not get a picture of her I know Bad Blogger! 

I will actually have a finish, maybe two to show later on this week. 


  1. love your organic circles and your labels.

  2. I'm in love with your challenge quilt. I think it is so clever. Your labels are fabulous too! Miss you! Hope all is well!

  3. I love your organic circles :) I am one for organic straight lines - so organic circles...perfect! You did a great job with the inner circle curlicue...I am still trying to make mine look like that!! It was great fun to meet up, I wish I hadn't had to leave so soon. I didn't take any pics either, what is wrong with our bloggy selves? Must do it again and pictorially record it! Hope all is well with you my friend!

  4. Kris and you...two of my favorite bloggy friends! How fun to get together (a little jealous here.) I like your organic circles and they look way better than any I could do. Love the design and fabrics in the quilt!

  5. Weebles and wobbles are just fine! I like the look. Beautiful quilt.

  6. Love your quilt quilted with circles - well done you - I am too,, too scared to try. The circles look great and really make the quilt special. Love the labels too.

  7. I'm trying to make spirals in the corner blocks of RTE 66 quilt, it is just going to take patience, meanwhile they are kind of wonky. LOL

  8. I really like how you decided to quilt your challenge piece. I keep wanting to try doing a spiral on a quilt, but I am scared!


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