Sunday, February 15, 2009

Machine Quilting - Lesson 1

I have spent a few hours last night and an hour this morning finishing up the machine quilting on this quilt. There are plenty of people who can machine quilt circles around me!!! I am a true novice although with each project that I have worked on this week my skills are improving!

This is one of the quilts that I made for the twin grandnieces of FarmerBoy's, he is putting serious pressure on me to get both quilts done so that he can deliver them. With much trepidation I got them ready and away I went. I wanted to keep it simple yet add a bit of whimsy, every so often I would quilt a few hearts! These pictures don't really do justice to the quilt, it has turned out ok!! I have a pile of quilts to machine quilt so I should be fairly proficient in no time LOL!!!!

Finding time to do the above quilting is proving to be more difficult, we seem to be constantly on the go and I have had to take over some of the farm chores this past week. FarmerBoy has picked up a few odd jobs but of course they are time consuming and the jobs have to be done immediately or else they will find someone else. He has been putting in 14 - 16 hour days away from home so myself and the kids have had to pick up the slack. We are getting ready to go load up the jeepwith sugar beet and then spread it around the field so that the sheep have something to eat. Grass is becoming sparse so we need to get them taken care of until beginning of March. The grass is starting to grow, in fact my front lawn needs to be mowed and today would be a perfect day since it is quite warm.
We are going to the garden center this week to start preparing for a veggie garden. I am also going to start my trays of flowers so that my window boxes are blooming in May!!! The house looks so bare without flowers, spring is right around the corner -- Yea!!!!!!!!!
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4 comments:

Helen said...

I'm waiting for spring. Sadly, it has been raining here and it is pretty cold. Love the fabric, such happy colours.

Micki said...

Your quilting is wonderful, and I love the bright colours, especially the pink, which is my favorite colour.
Hugs,
Micki

quiltmom said...

The quilt is lovely - so bright and cheery- it will be awhile before we can say that spring has arrived here- It is nice to think about flowers and having some lovely color outside..
Enjoy your trip to the greenhouse..
Regards,
Anna

Carolien said...

Hello Anne Marie,

The little hearts on the quilt look so lovely! Lucky nieces to get such nice quilts ...

Have a nice weekend!
Carolien