Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Puddling & dolls
Hello bloggy friends & readers! With our first fire of the season, I thought it would a good time to sit next to the fire & share puddling with you.
Puddling????? You ask, have you lost your marbles Leeanne???................................
I get asked from time to time how I manage queen & king size quilts on my domestic machine. Today while working on a customers large quilt, I jumped up & grabbed the camera.
So here I have 'puddled' the quilt, see it looks loose, rippled, like a puddle. This is needed to prevent any drag on the quilt as you are quilting. After each section is quilted you will need to adjust the quilt to create that looseness, so you don't get drag. Sometimes the quilt can fall off the side or back of the table surface. Sometimes the space between you & the needle can have drag too, all this drag makes it very difficult to do free motion quilting.
I have a large Horn sewing table to accommodate the bulk of the quilt, plus I don't have my machine sitting up on the table, my machine sit down in the table so the arm of the machine sits flush with the top of the table. I hope this helps those of you struggling with your own quilting.
Remember Miss Alice? today she got a friend, Miss Ruby. All the way from Threadbear Cottage. When Julie posted last week of her new makes, I just fell in love with Miss Ruby! I said to Julie please can I buy her?? Julie really makes a lovely job of her dolls, all their clothes are overlocked, every seam is neat & tidy & they always come wrapped up in pretty tissue paper.
I'm wondering if I have a thing for dolls as, my sweet friend Megan made me this pretty doll that I have named 'Miss Megs'
Isn't she sweet holding her spool of thread, her wings & rusty bells for her hair?
So while I was photographing these girls, I thought I should get a better photo of Miss Alice.
Another book finish from me, that I wanted to share. This is the last book in the trilogy.
Jenny Bontrager tells herself she should be happy: she has converted to the Amish faith, married her true love, Matthew Bontrager, and is mother to his three children. But she longs for a child – just one child – of her own. Her unhappiness as months pass and she doesn’t become pregnant are affecting her marriage. And when one day she finds that her grandmother and Matthew have kept a secret from her, she is devastated. Can she forgive them and the God who she feels isn’t listening to her prayers for a child?
See here & here for the blurb about the first two books.
Some of you have been asking how my great nephew is doing. Thanks for your concern & kindness. He is doing well, he is now over 1kg! Still very small, but he sounds like a real little fighter.