What a fun week it’s been! On Monday I got to quilting on my Great-niece’s quilt, Ripples, and I’m loving the design I decided to cover it with.
Random circles here and there and Orange Peals.
Tuesday was my hair cut, so a 3 hour trip south. ScientistGirl’s best friend had a little one a few weeks ago, so SG asked me to drop some food off on my way back north. This is the quilt I made for B before he was born.
After dropping off dinner I head north again, and this time I stopped in at Unraveled Quilt Store to pick up my signed copy of Quilt Sampler!!! Lisa’s shop is featured in this edition.
Then Wednesday, WEDNESDAY!!! It was the best day!!! I was signed up to learn how to make rope placemats/bowls at Wabash Valley Fabrics.
I have watched videos, I have a book on the subject, but it doesn’t compare to someone teaching you the process. I thought the class was only for a placemat, but we had the option of a mat or bowl. I love it!! I brought 4 shades of thread so I could change colors as I stitched, and I am so glad I did.
To start you coil up the beginning and secure it with some pins before you start sewing with a wide zigzag. Then you build out from the center, keeping the rope close, but not tightly pulled. As soon as you have the base size you want, you slide your hand under the outer edge and start to tilt the piece. As I did that I started to pull the rope a little more taut to build the wall.
Once I got close to the end I stop stitching and then coiled the rope from the other end and made a small disk which I stitched to the edge for a cute finish.
And that’s how I spent my week!