Friday, April 19, 2013

Last Row

Working on the last row using freezer paper templates. I wanted you to see how I lay out the papers, iron, then stitch as I go. I was supposed to leave on a quilting retreat for the weekend, but with getting a deep spring snow dumped on us, it's been delayed a day. I think I'll dig into the retreat bag and work on something else this afternoon as the chicken soup cooks in the crock pot.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Freezer Paper Templates

With today's quilting of a customer quilt, I had the need to make little pine tree templates for and outer border and larger trees for four inner blocks. I start with a cut of freezer paper about 1/2 an inch smaller than the outer border, fold the paper several times on itself until it is about 2 1/2 or 3 inches wide. I draw half of a simple pine tree and then cut on the lines. This yielded about 8 little trees for the border. These can then be placed on the border and ironed into position and will hold long enough for me to stitch along the edge of the paper. I can then peel them carefully off and re position onto a fresh spot. These should last long enough to do the entire border.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Framed Felt Art

Just wanted to let those that followed the previous post about the felted framed art piece. It was auctioned at the Amy Johansen Benefit and the person that won the bid for it was a close friend of mine, Helen Gubrud. Thank you Helen for winning the bid and loving the piece. I was hoping to win it myself because my daughter said she loved it and wanted it for her home. But now that gives me incentive to make another original felted framed piece for her.