Sunday, March 24, 2013

THE WEEK FLEW BY

This has been a strange week for me.  First of all, I started having problems with my quilt puckering in one corner, so I started removing some of the stitches and I think I have all the stitches out that need to come out and my next step will be to rebaste that section of the quilt.  I know, Liri, if I would have basted it according to your method, I probably wouldn't be having this problem.  This is the reason I didn't.  I'm taking a quilting class on Craftsy and decided to follow the method for basting that the teacher (Cindy Needhan) recommended.  Actually, it is similar to Liri's method, except you don't baste the batting to the backing first and then baste the top to the batting/backing, you use safety pins.  I used it for the applique quilt and it was fine.  The applique quilt is larger than my civil war quilt, so I'm not sure what went wrong.  Hopefully, I can fix it and get it quilted soon!

Last Sunday I prepped the March baskets and I got them all finished by Tuesday!  It is really easy when they are prepped with spray starch!


I forgot to show this bundle of FQ shirtings that I got at the Dallas Quilt Show 2 weeks ago.  My friend, Karen, convinced me to go ahead and get it and I'm glad I did.


The rest of the week was taken up with a couple small projects that I really can't show the pictures of right now, plus working on a table runner for my Etsy shop.  Then, one day was taken up getting the carpet cleaned.  I've also been trying to get a little yard work done in the mornings.  So, that was my week.  I'm hoping for more to be accomplished this week.  Have a nice Palm Sunday!

11 comments:

Me and My Stitches said...

Love all of your baskets! And what's not to love about that stack of shirtings? How was the Dallas show? I may vend there next year - any details I should know?

Lori said...

Love your little stack of shirtings! They are so useful in my stash.
You stitched up the baskets so quickly!! Yay!!

canuckquilter said...

How frustrating to have to rip stitches and baste again! Your baskets are really cute. I'm toying with the idea of some applique. I'll have to go back and review your applique tecniques posts again when I finally make up my mind to do some!

Doniene said...

Always a little frustrating to take out stitches!! But I know that we all have done it!! Glad it is working out now! Your little baskets are just so darling!!! Love those blues. And the shirtings - I LOVE them!!! I really need to invest in some - what are yours?

Blessings

Barb said...

OH....I love baskets and yours look fabulous

Janet O. said...

Lovely collection of blue baskets.
Isn't it nice to have friends who encourage you to do things like that? Great looking stack!

lillianscupboard said...

A busy week and a lot accomplished.
Lillian
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LuAnn said...

Love your stack of shirtings. I just bought that basket template at the quilt show a couple of weeks ago. Love baskets!

Liriopia said...

Love your stack. I am so into neutrals lately 'cause I don't have enough. (I never knew that).

Liri

Cathy said...

Every time I see your little baskets I can't help but smile. They are so cute. Love you shirting. They are always in need. Hugs.

a good yarn said...

Those baskets are fabulous! Love seeing them. Puckering quilt is a nuiasnce but I'm sure you will solve it. Those shirtings were a great buy.