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Tuesday, August 11, 2009
kickin silk BUTT!
SOOOOOOOOO. yeah its been AWHILE....... I'm stationed at home for the next SEVERAL WEEKS.... RECOOPING FROM MAJOR SURGERY.. ( doing fine though thankyouverymuch) and I've been struggling with this silk scarves project.... mostly because its slippery everywhich way I turn.... ( on the face side AND the back fused lightweight interfacing side) BUT........ I think I've got it nailed... I span the presser foot so that the fabrics are only Under the left set of the feeddogs and the right set is left to grip the presser foot which FINALLY is giving me a bite!! I'm using pins and pulling the fabric as it comes out the back as well as holding the fabrics TAUT...BEFORE they go under the presserfoot! WHEW!!
Still deciding on the final size of the finished product....( always am compelled to do BED SIZE STUFF !?) If that is so then the strips will need to be added on to..... Planning on buying backing fabric this weekend . I found some taupey asian influenced stuff at Shipshe last time I was there.....I'm hoping it will still be there to purchase.... Regardless,I will take this whole thing with me to perfect backing fabric auditions if need be.... Its a tough job but you know I'm up to the task.! (* wink!*)
I love connecting with other creative people!I am a Sales Rep for APQS Long-Arm Quilting Machines as well as run a Quilting Business which enables me to help people finish their quilt tops.My primary focus is fiber and I enjoy all aspects of it.Quilt history and Art quilts are another interest of mine along with collecting antique and vintage quilt parts.I live with 4 cats, 3 dogs,8 chickens and my Husband who is a Godzilla/gamer/Theater geek.We live on a small farm and enjoy riding our motorcycles as much as we can in the warmer months......even though we should be mowing or gardening!