Visitors flock to the Tidal Basin every year to see the cherry blossoms in all their glory. This year was no exception, in spite of the blooms being 2 weeks early due to the unusually warm weather. Afraid that I would not get to see them before they were gone, I made the trek Friday after work and got some photos as the sun was setting. While I didn't get to linger long, it was worth the trip.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Today I finally took some time to play with my new Babylock. I have a small quilt from a Karen Eckmeier workshop 2 years ago that needed to be finished. It needed some more quilting and binding & sleeve added, so I pulled it off the design wall and got to work. I wanted to get the binding on, but realized I hadn't quilted the border, so that was the first step. I learned how to wind the bobbin and set the machine up for free motion stitching. After quilting the border, I went ahead and added the binding and a hanging sleeve. Then I decided to add some more quilting to the landscape. I have a bit more quilting to do and maybe some more embellishment, but it's closer to being done, AND I got to play with the machine! Happy with my purchase so far - lots more to explore.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Yesterday, my friend Elizabeth and I taught our thermofax screen printing class for the Virginia Consortium of Quilters. We had a great time with an enthusiastic bunch of students who printed their little hearts out. Here are a few shots of them in action.