Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Purple YBR Baby Quilt

Well I guess I have been incognito for a while. Friday night I went to a Sewing Slumber Party. I got my b/w quilt pin basted and spray basted this YBR quilt. It was just some left over purple fat quarters I had that didn't match anything so I thought I could practice FMQ . The blue really does have purple in it, but reads blue in the quilt. I free motion quilted it and had a lot of trouble with tension, thread shedding, and uneven stippling. I did start stippling about 11, so that might have had something to do with it. I am in the process of taking it all out, because it is too loose. I'll just practice more!

I love the swirly fabric on the borders and it is on the back too. Sat. I worked 9-3 and then went home with my mom. We went to the hall and the church and measured and decided what flowers, decorations, and such we would need. I also embroidered a little thing to put on the back of the tablerunners. We came back to Rapid Sun. night as she had to work this week while the boss was in Houston. We stopped at my brother and sister in laws and picked up some books on wedding planning. My brother gave me all kinds of advice and things to know and showed me the new stuff they got for their wedding. He was like a little kid at Christmas. Monday I woke up feeling crappy, so I stayed home and slept all day. I wanted to sew, but used what little energy I did have to work on my term paper. I got it done and ready to proof yesterday.
Tues. night we went to Scheel's and Paul bought the rifle he really wanted so he could use it for hunting next weekend. Last night I went with my mom to look for wedding stuff. We mostly just looked, but it was still fun. I am so looking forward to going to Sioux Falls tomorrow to look for my dress. It's going to be a great fun weekend.


Nancy said...

Having a quilt to practice free motion quilting on sounds like a good idea - but taking out all that you did does NOT sound fun. I have been doing some machine quilting recently but only with the walking foot. I tried FMQ one time for a few minutes - quite a humbling experience!!! I know, I just need more practice but what to practice on, that is the question.

Have a great time dress shopping this weekend. How nice for you both that your mom can go with you. I was not able to go shopping with either of my daughters for their dresses. They both live in the Atlanta area, and we live in VA, and I was working at the time. So, enjoy it, and hope your mom does too!

Jen said...

I really like how your purple YBR is turning out. Good luck with all the ripping; there's nothing more frustrating. Have a fantastic time dress shopping!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kristie said...

I like your purple YBR. I have a wallhanging that I need to rip out the quilting on. I was practicing my stippling and my machine was skipping something terrible.

Have fun dress shopping.

jillquilts said...

I hope that you really enjoy the dress shopping! It will be lots of fun! I like the purple YBR! You should get practice fabric and batting so that you can just practise and not feel like you need to rip the quilting out of it. I have some clearance fabric that I picked up at Joann's and batting that was on sale - I just haven't sandwiched it yet to start the practice on. Maybe someday I will work up the nerve....

Cindy (aka Peony the House Elf) said...

Just layer up something old you have and practice away. When we took our class they had us make sandwiches using plain muslin and practice on those.
Dress shopping is such a fun time I hope you really enjoy it.