Friday, April 18, 2008
After being a single mom for most of the week I had an uncontrollable urge to get out of the house tonight. I let my husband feed the kids dinner and made a trek to Joann Fabric. I didn't have a coupon, so I decided I would only buy things if they were on sale. They were having a really good sale :) I got some pink for a quilt I am going to make for my niece. Her two brothers got quilts recently and I don't want her to feel left out. They had some remnants that were really on sale and thread was half off as well. Even the batting was on sale, so I picked up one for the Carolina Crossroads quilt, which is next to be quilted, and one extra for whatever comes next. I started quilting on the pinwheels quilt. I decided to try to do something kind of curved and am drawing a pinwheel shape in each block. I'm not great at machine quilting yet, but I get a little better with each quilt. I is really nice to finally have a machine that will handle the free motion work without throwing a fit! I can still remember wrestling with my old machine as it ate up the quilt top, tangled the thread or made ugly tension knots.