After weeks of hand embroidery and fabric painting, I finally got behind the wheel of the sewing machine last week for some machine quilting. I felt like I was cruising down the highway, taking the curves nice and steady, rolling along so much faster than with the hand stitching.
Life in the fast lane!
|The fabric I painted last week, collaged and half-quilted.|
If you've never done long, sinuous, free-form machine quilting, let me tell you this: It's like cruisin' down the highway, leaning into the curves and responding to whatever comes along, like safety pins or a loose flap of silk. Such an exciting life.
The week ended with Sew Day with the Twisted Nuts, and I took these photos of Nancy's extremely organized embroidery floss binder in case you need an idea for organizing your floss. Here's a side view showing the beautiful color assortment:
I forget to get a photo of the platter of homemade sticky buns until it was too late. We dove right in like starving children, and by the time I thought to get a photo there was only one left. But I did get a cupcake picture:
Have a sweet day