Happy Saturday! And Happy Saturday Sharing Day.
I sewed the last quilting stitch on my black and white diamond quilt which I'm naming "DeAnna's Diamonds" This was the first quilt that I quilted on my longarm...I finally showed that machine who was boss, after saying to myself..."self, it's only thread and not a permanent marker...thread can be removed". I realized I was right...and I removed all stitches that I was unhappy with. (It also helped that the thread was black and I was stitching on mostly black and the backing was a busy white flower on black...you really couldn't see the stitching at all)
See..you really can't see the stitching on the back..maybe if you zoom really close...but you don't have to do that...just take my word for it that there's stitching there!
This is the border. I quilted the arches between each diamond on the border. Sorry for the poor picture quality...but you get the idea. My sister at Sew Much and More gave me these rulers for Christmas.
I generally serge the edges of my quilt before I put on the binding. It holds the layers together PLUS cuts off the excess batting and backing all at the same time!
Serging makes a nice support for the binding. This is a wide three thread overlock so it doesn't add too much bulk.
This is my serger. I love, love, lover her! She is so versatile! I've pieced several quilts with her and my seam allowance is always perfect...she sews a perfect 1/4 inch overlock stitch! And my edges are neatly finished.
But threading and tension adjustment is such a horrific chore you say? Not this "Baby"...I just put the thread about a half inch inside the threading ports and press the "Push to Thread" button.... and with a whiff of air it threads...
...even threads the looper needle eyes!... Amazing...it's certainly an Evolution in serging. Like I said...I love, love, love her!
Let's see what else I can share today....oh yeah...
I'M A WINNER!!!
I blogged hopped in the Dare to Dresden Blog Hop and I won this beautiful fat quarter from Debbie over at a Traveling Quilter. Thanks Debbie for offering the giveaway...especially since I won!
I am also taking an online quilting class at Quilt University. I'm taking Designer Pinwheels taught by Dena Crain She is a really awesome designer and I look forward to learning a lot in the 4 week course.
Now..on to finishing my quilt...binding and a label and I'm done with "DeAnna's Diamonds" and a February UFO project.
Oh... and a quick and easy beverage recipe for a cold winter night:
- 2 teaspoons sugar, or to taste
- 2/3 cup hot brewed coffee (decaf can be used)
- 2 tablespoons Irish whiskey (or Irish cream Liqueur)
- whipped cream
Combine first 3 ingredients; top with a generous dollop of whipped cream. Sprinkle with nutmeg if desired. Makes 1 serving.
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Happy Living! Happy Quilting!