Welcome to Quilt-Cam, everyone!
We’ve got the night to play away and I think I’ve got it all together this time.
Bonus triangles? Check!
Neutral squares? Check!
Large triangles? Check!
Neutral rectangles? Check!
And I even un-stitched and FIXED the one basket block that I got all wrong last time. Let’s hope that this time I actually come across like I KNOW what I’m doing. LOL!
Oh, it’s all in fun, and we have a good time no matter how it goes, right?
Tonight I wanted to share with you a lovely little hint!
Guide your thread off of the cone stand!
This little great idea comes from HomeEc Mel who writes:
Thanks for quilt cam. We, hubby and I, are sewing away on projects for a breast cancer fundraiser tomorrow night. Last quilt cam you mentioned a problem when sewing with cone thread coming off the cone right. I have the same problem. The photo is my solution. A wooden spool with an eye screw that has a small piece cut out so I don't have to thread it. Makes the machine think it's coming off of a regular spool.
Not only does it work, but it gives a purpose to those lovely little wooden spools we collect and don’t know what to do with!
The thread guide problem can also work if you run the thread from off the cone holder through an extra hole in a bobbin and put the bobbin on the spool pin – but THIS is much more cute!
While I have your attention here I wanted to let you know about a new addition to the line up of great books in the Quiltville Store.
Old Quilts, New Life by Sarah Fielke!
Old Quilts, New Life features 20 stunning quilts designed by passionate quilter, author and designer, (and my friend!) Sarah Fielke. Sarah has selected 10 beautiful quilts from The American Folk Art Museum and created two designs inspired by each quilt - the first, a sympathetic interpretation of the original piece and the second, a more contemporary creation.
Old Quilts, New Life showcases these stunning quilts - each one accompanied by step-by-step instructions so you can create them at home. The book takes you through the history of the quilting tradition and explores the techniques and styles employed by quilters over the centuries. From the beautiful simplicity of an Amish quilt to a striking, graphic Text quilt, there is a quilt here to suit all skill levels and styles.
If you are inspired by vintage quilts as much as I am, you are going to need this book. Retail price is $21.95. I’ve got it listed for $20.00, and I’ve only got 20 copies in stock right now.
I’m ready to sew! Are you?
These cute little basket blocks are also found in my Addicted to Scraps Column with Quiltmaker Magazine, check your March/April 2011 issue for the pattern.
I’m sewing tonight on my 1950s Necchi Supernova Ultra. I just love her minty green color and that classic Italian styling! She hums so sweetly. I’m looking forward to spending some more time with her tonight!
Click the arrow on the screen to start the feed and we can sew together!
Other exciting things going on around here:
The giveaway for Catherine Redford’s new Modern Machine Quilting (For your home machine) is still going strong! Did you enter? If not, click to THAT POST and leave your name and email address by clicking the blue “add your link” button at the bottom of the post to be entered to win. Just your name and address, leave the other fields blank. Your email is safe with ME that way!
I’ve got some other goodies coming up soon as well, so stay tuned so you don’t miss out!