hubby's not invisible so parts of him show when holding up finished quilts. At least until I get my medium quilt holder up on the wall. It needs a coat of polyurethane to protect the quilt from the stain. Anywho...
She's all done!
I swear I know that meandering is boring...but it's also F*A*S*T! I feel like I've been quilting for days. Mostly I just did in the ditch quilting and then I crossed all the brown blocks. She's all ready for the wall in November. I've been working nights doing the Christmas Elf stitchery too and it's almost done. A few more nights and then the piecing to do. My Christmas List of projects is getting smaller and smaller!
I discovered a few very cool tools for quilting yesterday. Roxanne's Basting Glue and MaryEllen's Best Press! Two years ago at the quilt show I bought a tiny bottle of basting glue to try out. Never cracked it, but last February I bought a big bottle. yesterday while I was placing a few dresdens on backgrounds I thought about that glue. Pins didn't suit, so what the heck. I popped it out, spun on the tiny needle like tip and started gluing. Man o Man is this stuff fantastic! Tiny drops and my dresdens are all placed on the background ready for sewing and NO pins to mess with at all. Washes out too.
The Mary Ellen's is the most fabulous stuff for ironing. Stubborn creases come out like magic with this stuff. Get some if you run across it, you won't be sorry.
Now lastly, I'm sure you've read before that we have been doing a swap with Carol, Darlene, Sharon, Wendy and I. We all shipped out some cool presents along with our last package of blocks. These were my presents...well one of them. I made small quilts out of the scraps and some extra bits for everybody. This is mine. I added an extra 9 patch to mine...along with that backwards hst. The 9 patch was on purpose...the backwards placement was NOT! Oh well. Not ripping out stuff after sewing. Not on mine.
I also sent all the gals lime green notes cards that had their initials on the front.
Tomorrow I'll show the new quilt ladder I got at a local shop!