Thursday, March 1, 2012
Hand Quilting: Feathers
First thing's first.
The winner of the Lego "quilt studio" giveaway is...(drum roll)...AnnVallance of Rupert Girl Blog. Congrats Ann. Shoot me an email at "quilt (dot) baby (at) hotmail dot com" and I'll send your amazing and teenie studio out your way.
It's no secret that I love hand quilting, and feathers are my favorite. I like to quilt other patterns, but there is something very appealing about the intricate detail of them and the antique feel they give a quilt.
They are, however, not the fastest method of quilting, so my blocks are getting finished at a more relaxed pace.
As long as the baby recipient is still a baby when she gets it, I'll be pleased. She may have the ability to actually crawl off of it at the rate I'm going (and the rate she's building muscle!), but it will be fun to try and catch a photo of her sitting on it.
In other local news, we have a local non-profit teaching/learning farm called Hidden Villa. Check out their calendar for a sheep shearing event coming up on 4/14. My knitting friend and I are going to check it out to see where all that fluffy stuff really starts. Sounds like good clean (or not so clean?) fun.
Have you seen the video that Pinwheels posted yet on their site? Maria Tamaoka (owner) posted a really cute BOM instructional clip that is about 9 min long and features inspiration from Yoko Saito. She talks about Daiwabo fabrics, and it is really cute and informative video. She mentions that you do not need to pre-wash the fabrics.
Hm...I don't like to work with fabrics unless they are washed first, so I'll probably keep up my usual procedures (cold washer, gentle cycle with a color catcher....no dryer...directly to a hot iron with no steam...air dry overnight...love).