Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New and Old

New:  Yesterday the mail person delivered my needles. This makes me so happy! I have done a lot of research on needles and discovered that I really like the Topstitch needle the best. It makes my stitching line really straight and pretty.
The Universal needle is rounded on the tip and it will jump over to miss piercing a thread in the fabric, thus making your stitching line not be perfectly straight. Now for the average person this is no big deal but for someone who is an ADD quilter with perfectionistic tendencies it made me even more nuts than I usually am, and some of you know that can be pretty nuts! I was so happy to get the delivery I cleaned and oiled my machine and promptly replaced the needle.
 Old: Today while looking for a book I found this OLD UFO. It was one of the first classes I took while I lived in Mobile. I was making it for my youngest when he was in elementary school. He is now 20 years old...I am so ashamed.
 After laying it out I remembered why I never finished it. First I can't seem to follow the instructions in the book. I have tried reading it many times but I just can't seem to get it. I'm sure it is me and not the author, Bethany Reynolds since millions of these quilts have been made. Second I don't have a background fabric. I remembered I wanted to make it with a lime or yellow background, but never bought any.
 Here is a close up of one of the blocks. This may gross you out, but it is parrot heads. EEWWWW!
 Here are the bodies of the parrots from the above picture.

Both things, old and new make me very happy. Joseph just came in from work and told me he still likes it and wants me to finish it for him. I guess I need to go shopping. I was trying to not buy much this year, but this is too far along to set it aside again.



Linda said...

Yes, you definitely need to finish the quilt; you have the hardest part done. Remember, Carol B is the Stack-and-Whack queen so if you have questions just ask her.

Tamera said...

I've never had the desire to do a Stack-and-Whack quilt, but I have to agree...you've come too far to turn back, lol.

Plus, if there's someone waiting for the quilt, that always helps.