Tuesday night I spent working on The Sun Sets... while we watched 6 epidodes of Charmed. :)
Thursday I played with beads, making a bracelet for my niece Alli, because I don't think the one I made her a couple of months ago will fit.
Today I'm wishing I was at home working on quilts (I'm on lunch break from a class I'm taking). Wednesday I watched a Quilting from the Heartland video that had Jean Brown as a guest, and she was demonstrating a different hand-quilting technique that I had to watch a couple of times. She uses this tool called an "Aunt Becky" underneath the quilt, and does not rock her hand that holds the needle. I was amazed at both the technique and how fast and evenly she quilted. So, you've probably guessed by now that I had to order one. I'm waiting to get my confirmation - I really want to try it out!!!
I liked some other ideas she had, and wanted to make a note:
- use the same color thread throughout - thread up a bunch of needles so you don't have to break your rhythm.
- baste your quilt in a radiating pattern instead of a grid
- sew the binding to the quilt top before you begin quilting - this helps to stabilize and protect the edges (and seams) of the quilt