This blog is a bit of a ramble through my life. There's a lot about quilting and textile arts, a sprinkle of my family life and some of my thoughts and ponderings. We currently live aboard an old wooden 1945 Navy boat, called MV Cerego, so you'll find me writing about that too. Welcome aboard!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

A weekend of quilting.

Today I've been sneaking moments between kiddy watching and hubby helping to practice my machine quilting.  I've basted up a pile of 12 inch quilt squares and will use these to try out new ideas and just practice, practice, practice.  I think that next time I'll make my quiltlets about 16 inches square to have a little more wiggle room but still have them easy to move around under the machine.

Tomorrow, I'm attending a workshop on hand quilting.  It's something I've never done before, never even attempted, so in other spare moments, I've been watching a few YouTube How-To videos for prep. 

I'm not sure if it's something I'll do much of, but I want to learn so I can at least have an educated opinion on it.

I hope you're all having a satisfying weekend too.


  1. Wow your quilting is looking great! Good for you trying out hand quilting, you might love it.

  2. I love the hand quilting, but it takes so long that I dont do as much as I'd like. I do quite a lot of Quilt-As-You-Go by hand. It makes a project really portable. The one on my Blog background was hand quilted QAYG. Good luck. A word of caution. Most people take a while to "get" it, so dont give up too soon. One book I read said it takes at least 15 hours to get the rhythm - not all at once tho.

  3. Great machine quilting practise... this is one thing I need to do - just block everything else out and sit down and practise. Hope you had fun at your hand quilting workshop.

  4. I have the hoop, I have the we have!

    But maybe the upcoming camp will be the time and place :)

    viv in dunedin

  5. Very fancy quilting. I just love to hand quilt - so relaxing


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