And no, Barbara, l left those seams alone...otherwise they won't look like one unit ( they are actually hst's as you thought.) Good luck with your quilt...looking forward to seeing a post of it finished.
The finer the thread the better for sid, Barbara.It just dissappears. If not doing a lot of quilting ( generally), switch to regular thread for the rest. Since l do a fair amount of quilting, l use a good serger thread, like Maxilock,.. my machine loves polyester thread & #14 needle.Backtracking shows less with finer thread.
Barbara, here's a straight line suggestion( in other comment ), l figured on following the star inside the outline, then a small echo near middle ( that should not be diamond/square, it's just too small to draw on). I see no reason why not to sid star, unless the seams are too thick at points( you'd likely be on light background). But you could forego that,( as in photo),and decide if quilt needs it after all else is done.The blue band may ontly need sid on outer edge.
Barbara, if fmq isn't your thing, there's no reason why you can't use your walking foot. Do you visit pinterest? If so, search my name ( Riana Noyes) as member, then go to my walkingfoot quilting board. Lots of ideas for something more interesting than sid, but still simple enough not to cause headaches. I'll see if l can get a link on here for you.
BTW, about house sale in your dream...you likely remembered me mentioning that my youngest daughter has given up teaching after 15 yr., and is taking her final real estate exam in a few weeks,lol.
Hi Barbara,,,how have you been? I am sure busy as ever,,, I may take a ride to Nancy’s Notions one of these days,,,wondering if you need to take a trip there anytime soon???? Maybe we can meet up and catch up at the same time!!! Hope you are good,,,
Barbara, if you'd like a LOT of good info & advice on using the embroidery machine, there is a wonderful group on FB called " embroidery machine help". It covers all brands of machines, and even help with dowloading, digitizing, etc., but mainly, experienced users share their knowledge about stabilizers, products, and methods.
Hi, Let me know how yours turn out, send photos, please. I pinned based a quilt top yesterday, the purple Dresden with buttercream background. Took me all day...my pointer finger is sore, left a little blood behind, but should come out, not really noticeable. It will go to a local fella who has done a lot for the community and gets nothing in return, tangible, he doesn't seek recognition. He loves the Lord.
Loved your story on your "girls" and how they have so many memories of their time spent sewing with you. I had thought about offering my services with 4H. We are so busy with rebuilding our home after our 2011 flood, my home is a mess and under construction. So I have put that aside for now. Maybe later when we get more done??
Hello, Again. I read your bio. I to had a sewing class at our church for all the ladies/girls that were interested. The little, little girls who came with their mothers..I gave them fabric and buttons to sew. Showed them how, gave them free reign of my stash and watched them go.. They all had fun. We met on Mondays during the summer, spent the whole day at the church learning about nap, warp and weft threads, reading patterns and following instructions. And of course the ripping! We all brought our lunches and enjoyed the day together. The girls mostly wanted to make garments. Then if they wanted to make a quilt we would work on one. Everyone was doing something different which made it interesting. The girls grew up and members come and go with the AF. Fun Times!!
I haven't quilted mine yet, it's not even basted. I am not quite sure, it hasn't told me yet. I think I want to use contrasting thread in the negative space (do a fun pattern) and on the browns and oranges maybe just stitch in the ditch. That way I don't lose the detail, do you remember how they stitched the piece on MSQC??
I am currently basting on a stretcher frame I built the purple Dresden on buttercream in the basement. I needed to take a break.
Hello Barbara! That would be fun to meet up some day. I'm about 45 mins. from Holly. Fowlerville is near Brighton/Howell. I, myself, was born in Detroit but grew up in South Lyon. Let me know if you're ever over this way.
Good morning Barbara. Thank you for your very kind words. The ladies here are so nice and encouraging. It is always fun to login and see what you all are up to. I am pretty excited, the quilt that is like high top tennis shoes is going to be in the May/June Quiltmaker in the Sew to Speak section. Yes, I am busy, but having fun.