By now you know, if you have been following this blog, that I am working on a major opus called Lucinda Brodie. This quilt requires an inordinate amount of time to do because it has applique in it. I don't particularly like applique, so I elected to do it with the sewing machine, using a tiny blanket stitch. I don't like doing it that way, either, but at least it's faster.
This is a time consuming effort, and I hate to waste time on just one thing. For instance, I, like most of you out there, can be washing clothes, cleaning the house, cooking chili on the stove, and listening to music all at the same time. At the end of the day, I would feel like I've accomplished something.
I had these charity quilts to do for some of our guild members, and I didn't want to sit in my studio and work JUST on Lucinda Brodie, so I cranked up the iPod in its player, loaded Vanessa's Disappearing Nine Patch onto the quilt frame downstairs in my lurkim and selected a cute pantograph to go with the Halloween themed fabrics Vanessa had chosen.
While the IntelliQuilter was stitching out a row, I was appliqueing. And at the end of 7 rows, here was the result.
In this view you can see the bats and witches hats in the design.
And in this one,you can see the bats again and pumpkins. Cute, huh?
While I was downstairs in my lurkim, I had a pot of spaghetti sauce simmering on the stove. I love the aroma of homemade spaghetti sauce. There's something energizing about it to me. The day would have been perfect if I could have figured out how to fold clothes at the same time as sewing and quilting and cooking and listening to music, but I had to settle for just doing four things at once.
I don't think I'll show you my applique just yet. It took another quilt on the frame with another pantograph for me to finish it. I'll show you that one tomorrow.