Monday, May 13, 2013
Humming Bird Quilt Challenge Part 2
Here is the finished project!
I quilted words into the border saying:
Life on the other side will always be veiled in mystery.
I cut my letters on my Cricut paper cutter using freezer paper with the shiny side down.
I ironed my letters on my quilt top and found out that some of the letters were not sticking very well so I used water solvable thread and stitched them down.
After layering my quilt top together I quilted around my letters and eventually disposed of the paper.
I wanted people to see the lettering and I wasn't happy with the results so I use the traponto technique using white yarn and needle filling in each letter.
I still wasn't happy because the lettering was not showing up so at my son's suggestion-- I quilted around the letters using white thread.
This quilt project was really a challenge for me and I enjoyed every minute of it :)
It is a busy time on the farm.
Have you ever heard of a gofer?
I "go for" parts, fertilizer, anhydrous, lunch, and whatever my farmer needs.
We've had a good farming week even though we've had a break down with our other tractor (not pictured). Our big tractor (my tractor) has double wheels put on it in the spring so there is traction to work the ground. Well the hub on the tractor was worn down and the extra wheel would rotate when it should be giving the tractor traction.
It was down for only a day and Dean quickly fixed the wheel after spending $300 to fix it.
We were very thankful that it was only $300. Machinery repairs can be really expensive and they only breakdown when you use them.
I had a pleasant surprise!
My younger son, Ron, drove tractor this week since he finished his college semester.
It was nice to spend time with family even though we were all working.
Happy Quilting, Planting Season, and