Saturday, February 25, 2012
As a side note, I machine quilted in 'pedal to the metal' fashion. No time spent in thought of 'how to quilt', just a simple grid, edge to edge. The diagonal lines followed the diagonal of the HSTs. Easy! When I finished it looked like popped corn in the center of each broken dish block! Why? Obviously I went too fast. I didn't pin as closely as I should have done. Getting it done fast was the intent.
Now, as you see it, it is as flat as can be. The very simple solution....spritz both sides with water and press and steam with the iron. All the 'poof' disappeared. If you should experience this 'poofing', please give this simple trick a try.
~My best, Betsy
Monday, February 13, 2012
Note to self: need more red quilts.
I'm thinking today, the day before Valentine's Day how I wish I had more red quilts, of any size. They would be good for Christmas, 4th of July and of course Valentines. The Red and White exhibit has lots of us thinking. And wishing. I'm also wishing I had taken a picture of my mom's vintage valentines sent to her mother in the early 1900's. A bad cold has kept me away from her, and her collection.
Monday, February 6, 2012
After a very unintentional blog break, I'm back and happy to say goodbye to January. Not that February has begun any better, but I'm confident this moth will prove to be better than than the last one! Let's just say husbands make horrible patients, especially when they have never been truly ill. Two hospital stays in January have more than tested his patience, and MINE. My health glitche in the first week of Februrary put me even farther behind. Who ever has time to be sick????
|Every helpful Molly.
"No photos without me!"