2007-11-18

November 18

Another day happily spent at home.
I cleaned the house and sewed a lot.
I pieced the backing for the crosses quilt and basted more little diamonds. Did some laundry, washed the floors. C wanted to plan our Thanksgiving menu but he spent most of the day on the phone. While I was waiting I browsed flickr. In the quick crafts for sanity pool I found these nifty little bowls so I followed the link over to the tutorial and gave it a shot.
It was a little confusing in the beginning, but I persisted. Then I got here and thought, what is this thing?
In less than an hour, maybe 45 minutes? Definitely quick, but I don't recommend it as a way to stay sane. It was almost more trouble than it was worth. It's a thread catcher, btw, which I noticed I really need to use. While vacuuming I had to turn the machine over and snip threads out of the spinning brush...

It got a little hairy there for a while, something went wrong with the seams on the inside corners. But instead of stopping to investigate or rip out stitches, I forged ahead and with the help of some heavy duty hand quilting thread, I ended up with this:

Sorry for the bad photos, it's wintertime. The dark fabric is actually deep brown, and the other is kind of turquoise.
After that little refresher project, I was ready to start on my next Christmas present. I am having so much fun playing with these fabrics. Such a warm color palette is new for me. I can't wait to see what else happens in this one.

5 comments:

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

Oh how cute are those bowls! I think those would make some quick presents for Christmas, or whatever. I can see putting fat quarters or thread in them.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Great colours in your thread holder.
Love you quilt too. So simple but lovely. Can't wait to see it complete.

African Kelli said...

That quilt will be stunning! How are you? You've been in my thoughts. Hope you have a fabulous and peaceful thanksgiving!

corry said...

Sounds like a day well spend! I love the little bowl, looks complicated though! And Kaffe Fassett fabric...so colorful!!

narita said...

I like much your blog, you make marvellous things, I also I was diploma me seams some and I sews from time to time, but less often now. I speak your language very badly because I am not from here but of France, (I'm french woman , i have a litte boy )
I like all the countries and various cultures
I invite you to see my blog of kitchen hesite not to to write to me on my blog!
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Good bye

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