Friday, December 6, 2013
The Batik Birthday Quilt
We were without power for 4 hours today while an ice storm came through. Since it's not going to get above freezing tonight or the next 2 days, it means that it is going to be rough going on the highways and bridges the next few days. Couldn't do any sewing today though, since we were without power for 4 hours. Really amazing how much we do needs electricity.
So I tried to rip out the hand quilting on my turkey, but found I couldn't see well enough in what light there was, to take the same color stitches as the background out. How did our grandmothers ever do it all by candlelight and kerosene lantern?
I have bought the material and am ready to start the quilt in the book "Quilty Fun" by Lori Holt. Debi and I are going to work on it together and do one row every 3-4 weeks. Sounds like fun. I really like everything about this book. The pictures are so good and the directions are very clear. Besides the quilt, she has several other small projects to work on. I want to make those, too!!
Let quilting help you make someone smile!