Tuesday, October 19, 2010

SAL setting update

I have started the hand quilting on my SAL quilt. I just love how the little stitches give it texture, which a camera has difficulty capturing. 

And as is always the case, the back can reflect the quilting the best.
I am using a Hobbs Wool Batt and Signature quilting thread. I have found I like a John James No. 11 Quilting needle. It is tiny, but makes the finest stitches.
My fingers are a little sore! I only wear a thimble on my right finger and let the fingers on my  left hand tell me when the needle tip has passed through all three layers.
Ouch! is heard quite frequently.

Doreen's scrappy setting instructions are now posted and you can find them here.
Oh, but her colors sing to me.  Like her, I may make another one and use her setting.
 Ok, I have a few other things on my To Do List and the holidays are just around the corner.

Sigh! I didn't win the raffle from Linda at Quilts in the Barn, but I know my monies went to a worthy cause!  
She raised over $10,000 for breast cancer research.  She is working on a fundraising project that will extend  beyond her exhibition, so go here to check her out. 

Just in case you are wondering, I didn't make it to the gym yesterday.  Thought to myself, "Why do I want to spend my special day doing something I don't like to do?" DH and I have a gym date for today. We'll see if I come up with another excuse.
I don't think my 'special' friend knew what a hard case I would be.

A big thanks to those of you who have commented on my blog's new look.
The picture is one of my favorites from our walk in the aspen grove.
Madame Samm is looking for fall pictures for Stash Manicure's November look. I may send a few of mine to her and just see.
Who knows? National Geographic, here I come! LOL!

Finally, if you are looking for a full scale quilt along,
 check out Thread Head here.

5 comments:

Robyn *Ü* said...

Beautiful work! I love the backing you chose too.

Madame Samm said...

OHhh I love this Cheryl..the colours are beautiful..talk to me about thimble its...I came across these amazing tip thimbles..no more sore fingers ..I only use these and I do hand quilt...

ahhh fall pictures..I get it...and these are beautiful..what I am looking for is FALL Quilts...
for our banner...sew those please send wink..
blessings madame samm

Sue said...

Beautiful quilt ! I love your choice of fabrics and the backing is perfect

Elin said...

This looks great, beautiful on both sides. And so many ideas and options...Don't know how my solution will be, I have still 4 more blocks to go, and as you say....too little time!

Stray Stitches said...

Your work is beautiful!