Thursday, September 13, 2012
Yesterday I cut up some foam sheets into 3 inch blocks and half squares for a hands-on project at the festival . Kids can make up quilt blocks and see what happens when they change colors or values.
This afternoon, after a trip to the grocery store (noticed at lunch we're low on milk), I need to sandwich a quilt for hand quilting demonstrating. I'm going to use a quilt top I made last spring as part of an internet blog hop. I decided to use it for a tablecloth, so I'm just putting white flannel on the back and no batting. Sometimes the batting is just fluffy enough to cause stemware to tip, so I'm going to try just two layers. The quilting deisgns have to be marked first. I found a pretty design by Hari Walner called Leaves Entwined that I plan to use for the open yellow blocks. To make it more stable I'll machine quilt or baste it together, and then it will fit into the round quilting hoop that I'm going to bring on Saturday. Hope I can get it all done!