Saturday, March 29, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Eve is on a visit to the Netherlands--she is staying on the vanStraalen farm in the north, near Groningen, where I stayed on a youth exchange in 1977. Our families have sent members back and forth ever since. Eve got to meet Lucy and her family too!
I wanted quilts to send over, and this bargello adapted from Bonnie's instructions was finished about 0200 before Eve left. Lucy got the pink one from the last post.
(blogger's spell check doesn't like "bargello"--it suggests "bordello"!)
Friday, March 07, 2008
Here is another example of my machine quilting with the serpentine stitch on my Bernina 1530. I call this rivulet style. It is really effective when using a variegated thread. I set the stitch at 3-4 width and 4-5 length and use a walking foot. I choose a line, and guide the quilt, varying my path a bit, for 2 or 3 or 4 passes. In some places the paths are far apart, in others they converge into a tight line.
This is my friend Donna Cook's design--the pattern is for sale. I will put you in contact with her if you want one. It is a small quilt, about 20" by 30"--the smallest piece measures 1/4 inch square!
My mom did the binding. She and dad spent a few days here after taking a cruise through the Panama Canal!