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Quilting and Job Offer…

First things 1st…

Thank God because I have a J~ O~ B. Whooohoooo!!! I’ll start next month 🙂

Lemme tell you… God answers prayers. Period.

And on to more crafty bidness

I’m making my 1st quilt. EVER. 🙂
Adrienne sent me a link of someones blog who was showing pics of a quilt they made. I fell in love with it when I saw it, got all excited abt making one JUST like it. Then let the mojo pass me by.

Well adrienne started on hers last week and I got excited about it again. So I went out and bought my supplies. And got busy.

I have some questions.
~ do I attach the backing prior to quilting, so it will have the quilting lines?
~ is the quilt basted to keep from shifting when the quilting starts?
~ I’m going to hand quilt bc I know I won’t be able to get straight lines on the machine. Any tips/tricks?

I usually don’t ask questions, I just wing it. Hell I still might do my own thing. Lol

Anywhoo.. here’s a pic of it laid out with the batting sandwiched in the middle.

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  1. Congrats on the JOB 🙂 God does hear and answers prayers….He gives us the desires of our Heart….ask me how I know 🙂

    Some people quilt the top and not the back…..others quilt it all together. Just depends on what you wanna do. I’m going to go for “freemotion” instead of straight lines so I won’t have to worry about it being perfect lol. Best solution for my type A personality lol.

  2. Congratulations!!!! The quilt is coming along nicely, wish I had answers… all I know its another craft on my to learn list…lol

    So inspired by your embroidery, I played with the embroidery feature on my machine… embroidered my name on a few pieces of ribbon and played with some of the decorative stitches. However, I the feaures are just mediocre.

    So last night I dragged DH to Sears to look at the Kenmore Elite Embroidery machine again (which I should have my azz whipped) I returned it 2 weeks ago, because of a missing part and the sales clerk had the nerve to tell me to just order the part… I was 2 spits from backhanding him).

    I saw the sales clerk again last night and accosted him with remember me…. yeah right.. the woman that spent $1,000 on a dayumm machine with a missing part and you telling me some crazy azz sh*t about ordering the part… with that DH pulled me out of the store and we went home….hehe

  3. Congratulations! I’m glad you found a job.

    As for quilting I would suggest visiting your local library to see if they have any examples. Free is always good! LOL!

  4. Congrats Patrice on the new job! I am so happy for you and yes, He is right on time as always.

    That quilt is pretty cool. Can’t wait to the finished product. I’m sure you and Adrienne will have tons of pictures to share.

  5. RE Quiliting.

    My mom des these by hand so I will try t help you out.

    1) You do the quilt first without the batting. Just the quilt pieces. When you are finished with the quilted part. you attach the batting and backing. It’s at this point you can sew so that you get the quilted lines.

    2) You can baste if you like. My mom uses large saftey pins to start. I would not do a lot of basting.

    3) If it were me, and I don’t know how good you are at sewing, I might start with a small machine sewn quilt. Hand sewing is TIME CONSUMING and HARD!!

    Oh, I should add. IF you do hand sewing, instead of basting, buy one of those quiling bands? I don’t know the name but they are like the small wooden rings you use for needle point to keep the fabric from moving. They sell larger ones for quilting. You can then keep your backing, batting anf front quilt in position as you attach all the pieces. They have stands for them or you can place the ring in your lap.

    Good Luck!!

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