I am that person that has to be doing something at all times. If I sit down to watch the news or something else on TV, my hands must be occupied. If not, I will be eating something (which I certainly do not need to do) or I might fall asleep.
I have done some piecing by hands, but I find that it winds up being a lot of the same thing, so I find embroidery keeps my attention a little better. Since, I really like to quilt, I have to find ways to incorporate my embroidery into quilts.
Currently, I have this Halloween picture that I need to do something with. If I remember correctly, this was a picture from a coloring book (maybe. Honestly, I am not sure). I do remember that it took a fair amount of time to do this picture.
The problem I have is that now I am not sure what to do with it. I am a practical person by nature, so I do like things that I can use. So, maybe a Table Topper? The only issue is that it a picture that can only really be seen from one direction, and it would end up getting washed a lot (not sure if that matters or not). I already have one for hanging on the door, so I don’t really need another wall hanging…. It is also about 16″ x 18″ which is fairly large.
So, I am looking for ideas, if anyone has one. I have all my Halloween fabric out and am just staring at it with that blank look. Thanks.
So, I got bored with Hard Candy and went on to something else. I sometimes think of it as quilting ADD. I must move from one thing to another and have as many projects going as possible. I liked this pattern. I thought it was cute. However, I found it a little difficult to do the applique through all the fabric and batting. This is what they suggested. I found it a bit difficult to keep from bunching. I think I will try it again, but do the applique separate and then quilt.
The quilting is awesome on this one. LOL. I think that is because I was actually appliqueing it more than quilting and I got to use one of those fun stitches on my machine that I would not normally use. I thought the stitch looked like a bunch of spiders, or my imagination got the best of me. Either way, it is sort of cute.
The pattern is from Connecting Threads and is called “cobweb”
So, I practiced a bit again. This one I don’t hate. I think it is because I love Halloween fabric and I used a matching thread so you can’t see the actual quilting. I think I will practice on something else next time. I need a break from Rock candy. However, I will continue practicing my quilting on these small pieces. I find myself watching a lot of Leah Day videos. Some day I will get a long arm, however, I have a child to educate, so it will have to wait a while. Maybe by then I will get the hang of it. Leah Day makes it look really easy.
I found that quilting this piece was easier than others. I think it is because it is small and it made doing things other than meandering easier. While I feel slightly better about my quilting, I am pretty sure as soon as I go to bigger piece I will have the same issues.
I also like Halloween. I have another embroidered Halloween piece that I need to turn into something. I can’t just sit in front of the TV. My hands must always be occupied. So, I wind up embroidering something that I can put in my quilts.
I know, practice, practice, practice the quilting.
I want to get to a point where I can do the quilting with ease……