Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Quilting Malpractice #1279

These are the only quilting gloves I've used for about 4 years now.

They did me very well, I bought them for a dollar at the dollar store. They were gardening gloves.  Over time, little green dots would fall off and become one with my quilts.  I eventually wore a hole in one finger, I have no idea how.   maybe the fact that they were 4 years old?
 I bought these on a whim for around $10.   They rock.  Seriously, go get some!
 Those quilting shops really know what they are doing!
They are very thin, breathable and all fingers are 'sticky'.  It's almost like being bare handed.  Almost.

These were an early Christmas present, because honestly, my husband would have no clue what to do in a quilt shop.   Last time he was in, he was looking at all the computer peripherals for sewing machines....with interest.   That, and the fabric with the cutesy pie country prints.  Oh boy!  

If my husband reads this I would love to have:

-some spools of Aurifil 50wt thread, basic colours
-some new bobbins, because i STILL only have 3.
-a gift card for fabric, in particular Fat Quarter Shop or Connecting Threads or Pink Chalk.
-a new sewing chair - like the backless saddle kind that you can adjust the height.
-A new graph paper sketchbook or photoshop or something to help me design via computer.  My sketchbook is falling apart.
-a long arm quilting machine  -NOT slipping this idea in would be foolish.  Santa reads everything, right?

Monday, December 10, 2012

Urban baby boy Quilt

 A simple baby boy quilt, that doesn't have animals, cowboys, robots, teddy bears or pastels.
 A simple quilt using one block, alternating directions.   
Flannel on the back which I blindly went to pick out, and it matched so perfectly!