Thursday, April 23, 2009

Turning Twenty Quilt and Sweet Potato Plants

During the break I took a class at Bernina where I learned how to make a Turning Twenty Quilt. It was so fast and fun! I used fabric from my stash. I didn't realize that I had that much fabric! For those of you who don't know this quilt is called Turning Twenty because it uses twenty fat quarters. I didn't have enough fat quarters so I used half-yards. I thought it turned out pretty nice. All I need to do is put a 6-1/2 inch border around the edge, then get the backing together and get it quilted. I can't quilt it myself because my machine is too small and this quilt is so huge! I will post about it again later. Hopefully I can get a picture of the whole thing when it's completed.

I don't know if you recognize the white printed fabric. That's the fabric I won in Bee Square's giveaway in January. Thank you Diane!

The sweet potato plants are growing very well, as you can see. I've started harvesting the leaves and cooking them. They are very nutritious. Apparently, they help lower cholesterol and are high in leutin.

I'll post the recipe I used another time.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter and Quilting

Happy Easter! I meant to update this sooner, but I got busy with other things. I can't remember what things...but other things.

At church today we had our Easter Cantata. We've been practicing for weeks. It was called, In The Presence of Jehovah: An Easter Celebration. After church, we went to eat lunch at my parent's house. I made some gf brownies for tha
t, along with some other food. Yum!

Anyway, d
uring the break, I took another quilting class at Bernina. It was a two-day class. I borrowed a machine because I didn't want to lug in my machine. I love my machine, but due to problems with my neck and back, I am not able to lift heavy things. My sewing machine is h-e-a-v-y.

So, for the first class, they set up a machine for me to use and they put a quarter-inch foot (Bernina #57) with a guide on it. It was so wonderful that I had to get one for me to use on my machine at home. It was worth it! It inspired me to work on my japanese buzzsaw quilt. As you can see I finished sewing the blocks together and am now working on the borders. There are three borders for this quilt. I took this to my second class and the instructor helped me with it.

Oh, the class was for a Turning Twenty Quilt and I spent the majority of the first class cutting my fabric. I will put up pictures of that quilt in another post. Hope you had a blessed Easter!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Sewing Machine Cover

I just recently finished a sewing machine cover for my sewing machine. It's looking rather plain so I want to sew something onto it, but I am trying to decide what. Not quite sure what to do...maybe a flower, or something else. I really don't know.

Tried some hexagon's, but I think I ma
de them too big. Thinking about origami flowers, but they're not quite what I'm looking for. I don't want anything with raw edges.

Spring break is over and school will begin again on Monday. I spent most of my break sewing. I will tell you more about what I sewed in another post.