I’m such a slacker on this blog! I really didn’t have much of anything interesting to report. I have been getting ready to teach and vend, so have not been making any art, that’s for sure. I have some new products to sell and the class I taught last weekend was machine quilting. What’s there to say about that?
I do have a sample that I quilted with my Featherweight machine. That might be interesting to see.
A complaint I have about stitching this way on the Featherweight, and it may be a problem unique only to mine and not to other machines, is that when the needle goes down in the hole a second time, a pretty noticeable knot appears (at least with black thread on white cloth). But I made the sample to show my class that it is possible to do this on a Featherweight.
I love Kathy Sandbach’s books on machine quilting. The one I used for the class was Show Me How To Machine Quilt. She has developed a method of creating unique continuous line designs in stitch for quilts with diagrams showing how to start and continue. It’s a great book especially if you are looking to go beyond stippling and other filler designs. I have some left over from the class. They are $16.95 plus shipping. They are not up on the website yet.
Another piece of news: I now have Rayna Gillman’s book for sale on my website! See here.
Well, I guess that’s all for today…hopefully it won’t be so long between posts this time!