Welcome to my quilting blog! My combined love of sewing and a degree in art brought me to quilting 25+ years ago. I love all the various styles quilting encompasses - art quilts, traditional, woolwork, etc. I have designed my own art quilts and patterns and also love traditional designs (especially needle-turn applique!) So come along on my journey and let's see what quilts we can create.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
There is so much temptation out there... and I have no willpower!
So earlier this week, when no one was looking (he-he), I snuck down to my studio and cut some red and white squares to use my Lil Twister ruler... which I had never used after purchasing it probably a year and a half ago. Okay.. so do I get credit for finally using a tool that I bought and hadn't used?? Is there an acronym for that..? ... UQT? Unused Quilting Tool, maybe? :-)
Fun and easy to use!
Piece of cake to make this 18" x 18" heart.
Before I knew it, it was time to baste my Twisted Heart together!
What do you use to baste your quilts? I have always used thread, and in particular this Basting and Bobbin thread. Here is why I like this so much... it is 100% cotton and it is very thin. It is made to break easily - which is a good thing. It won't cut or tear your quilt or pull your quilting stitches. And it comes out of your finished quilt really easy. Now I mention all of this because I have been trouble finding it in my local store where I buy most of my thread. I finally was able to find it online and was so excited.
Who knew someone could get so excited about a spool of thread?
Only a quilter...
If you see the Quilt Police outside of my house..... I'll be hiding downstairs in my quilt room with Lucy.