Thursday, May 13, 2010

My thread has arrived!

The Bottom Line thread from Superior arrived in last nights mail! I am excited and a little nervous to get started on the quilting for A Trail to Eagle.
 This quilt is special and I  want the quilting to turn out well. The size is good, about 71 inches and I have my table all set except for the vinyl cover ( see my very first post). I am going to mark the geese border with undulating feathers. I am not too sure what to quilt in the triangles in the star border.Also, I am thinking  straight lines, perpendicular to the  final borders, keep it simple. Somehow though, I think trying to quilt straight lines  on a domestic machine may be challenging. I know I will never again try to quilt circles after ripping out all the nasty circles on my brother's quilt.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms! We have had crazy weather here the last couple of days. Yesterday the wind seemed to blow half the new leaves from the trees. Pat and I were shopping for hanging baskets for our moms and the wind was just whipping all the nursery stock all over the garden center. This morning the heat was on again and I looked out the window and it was snowing!
It might freeze tonight but I haven't planted anything yet so I don't need to worry.
I've put a roasting chicken in the oven  for dinner, and now I am going to my sewing room to play for a couple of hours.

Saturday, May 8, 2010


Electric Quilt 7 is coming out in June. Every EQ update has been fantastic; with new features, more blocks and layouts. There will be an expanded section on working with and manipulating photos. I can't wait except... A few months ago my cd and my dvd drives quit working so I will have to get new ones before my software comes. Actually we should start thinking about a new computer since this one is 6 or 7 years old!

Trail to Eagle top is finished. The final borders went on without any problems and now I have to figure out the quilting designs. I belong to Quiltwhisperers  a great yahoo group moderated by Carla of Feathered Fibers that helps those of us who struggle with choosing the perfect designs for our quilt. I posted pics and hope to get some great ideas. The quilt is too big for
my design wall so I pinned it onto the upstairs hallway, but
I could only get a portion of the quilt in the picture.
It feels so good to have the top done!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Eagles... his and mine

My son's Eagle Court of Honor was Saturday May 1st! I gave my mom my camera and she was a little nervous so I only have a couple of pictures. I will post one later.
I finally finished the pieced border on Trail to Eagle. Woot woot!
 I am out of wall space so my file cabinet and sewing machine are in the picture.Sorry.
It was easier to tear out paper before sewing to the green border pieces. I also pressed open the seams of each section hoping that the seams won't show as much.
I ordered my thread from Superior Threads today. I should be finished with the top by the time it gets here.
Just three plain borders to go.