Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Slimming the Stash

While setting up a new shelf in my sewing room, I came across a few unfinished treasures.  Throughout the year I would like to try to finish as many of these as possible.  Yesterday I managed to find a few uninterrupted hours and finish this quilt.  It is called "Nine Patch Scrappy" by Karen Witt.  I used the Colonies Reserve Collection by Nancy Gere.  Its actually the fabric that was used in the original pattern as well.  Love those reproduction fabrics!!

I had most of the blocks done, a row already together and all the pieces for the remaining blocks cut!!  Gotta love it when everything is cut and ready to go!  I even have the binding cut for this quilt!!
Soooo now I need to learn how to quilt on my own machine!! My new machine has a bunch of feet for free motion - I guess its time to read the manual and figure out what is used for what!!  I can do the basics, but would love to learn how to meander and such.  Anyone know of any good books for beginners of machine quilting?

Happy Stitchin'