Chain piecing always seems so satisfying...I feel like I have accomplished so much in such a little amount of time.
Chain piecing the squares that will hold the windows....
Adding the bright little window squares...
I must use this clear 1/4 inch foot for most of my sewing. I sew on a Janome MC6600 and this foot comes with a guide for the 1/4 inch seam as well as a guide for "stitch in the ditch". I always use it without the guides, but the markings are very evident and the clear foot makes for easier visibility
This will become a pillow....and my middle daughter, Maggie, has already claimed it!
Molly....worked on a dresser scarf for g-ma...
Today I received a lovely email from a student who had just finished the final touches on her daughter's quilt. She sent along pictures of the beautiful quilt she made and a list of insights....things she discovered beyond the stitches while making this quilt. She was so kind to allow me to share them in the blog...
::take it one stitch at a time (the task seems overwhelming if looking too far ahead)::
::i am a picker, not a rocker::
::best-press = best friend::
::hand-quilting is meditative::
::hand-quilting brings out some emotions (i had lots of time to think while quilting...did some soul-searching, both crying and smiling)::
::in each stitch is an intention, a hope, a wish, and dream for the recipient::
::respect for the pioneer woman that had to quilt for warmth, not just for fun::
::i heart pearl cotton:: ( i love the artsy style it adds to the quilt...my mother-in-law asked if they were basting stitches...some people get it and others never will!)
::an overwhelming sense of accomplishment::
::hand-made is always better::
::an amazing teacher can teach her student anything::
Beautiful sentiments and so well put.....thanks, Ev!