What the heck?!Posted on August 6, 2012 by Beth Markel
Like most of us, I don’t do just one thing at a time…writing a blog while both the washer and dryer are running, for example. Quilting while the dishwasher is doing it’s magic…sorting socks and folding the laundry while watching the news. In addition to quilter, I’m also an avid gardener, and have been for a long time, but this morning when I watered my tomatoes I encountered something new! If anyone knows what this creature is, could you shoot me an email? It’s hard to get an idea of size in photos sometimes, but they are about the size, width and length of my index finger…yikes!
So, regarding the whole quilting thing, I’ve been very busy doing line study #11, another restructuring piece. This is just an update, but I like where it’s going. Unlike the last large and busy restructuring piece, I’m doing this in panels small enough to quilt on my Bernina 330, then using the quilt-as-you-go technique. The hardest part of a restructured piece is getting together a “block” (for me that’s about a 16” square) that I really like, then begin slicing it into strips. It’s the only way to make a piece frenzied, but I know quilters who think it is be PAST CRAZY to slice up an existing block to restructure it. I’ll keep you posted.
Happy sewing, all-