Saturday, February 26, 2011
One of my next classes at Viking Sew 'n Quilt will be on using 5D Cross Stitcher (March 12th from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m). Here's a real short video (YouTube Link) of the stitch out of the project we'll be doing. It's really amazing how you can take a printed/charted cross stitch pattern and import it into the software and digitize a machine embroidery cross stitch project. It's way faster than doing it by hand and the results are amazing too!
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Well, I finally got my baby back and I am so happy! After being without a machine for just over a month, I was truly starting to have withdrawal symptoms. After completing a quilt for a great nephew in Michigan, I am embarking on a new "journey". I saw this quilt at the HV convention last year and immediately fell in love with the homespun look. My quilt will feature both homespuns as well as Civil War reproduction fabrics. It just seemed very fitting. I really liked the symbols and how they translate to a universal hobo language. And finally, this is also a great "guys" quilt. So here are a few pictures of the start of the train that has left the station. Stay tuned for more stops along the way as I complete this journey!
Thursday, February 10, 2011
I'm just checking in to confirm I'm not slacking off on projects. I'm just still waiting for my beloved Designer Diamond to come home from the repair shop. I was pleased to hear that it wasn't my fault that it wouldn't work. Apparently there was a bad part that needed replacing. So until I get my baby back, I'll just be cleaning in my sewing cave and dreaming of new projects to work on.