Sunday, December 9, 2007

I have been inspired!

I have been waiting patiently for a machine quilting design for Winter Sentry! Alas, it has come!

I treated myself to this book, Machine Quilting Solutions, Techniques for Fast & Simple to Award-Winning Designs by Christine Maraccini.

I am always on the look out for a new and better way of doing things. This book was a great buy! I like the way the author approaches the subject of designs. She offers methods of analyzing a quilt as well as techniques for creating your design. There are lots of pictures, always a bonus, that are a source of inspiration!

As I perused the pages of this book, while waiting for dd to finish her figure skating lesson, the inspiration came. The star border on Winter Sentry was giving me such a difficult time! I now know how I shall approach this little gem! Stay tune for pictures!

I shall now leave you to draw my idea on graph paper and onward to the machine quilting! I do hope to be able to finish this quilt today!

Thank you so much for your support. I love reading your comments! Have a great day everyone!

10 comments:

Sweet P said...

The book looks intriguing. Enjoy it and the quilting.

I love your Santa story. Thanks for sharing it.

Susan said...

Oh, that's a great book! I've looked at it several times, too. I look forward to seeing what you are going to do.

Gina said...

I think I may have to look out for that book. I'm always on lthe look out for machine quiting books.

love and hugs xxx

Libby said...

Can't wait to see your design *s*

Pam said...

It is always great to find ideas and inspiration!

Love the Santa Claus story - that is what it's all about isn't it?

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Can't wait to see what your doing now. I'm sure it'll be great!!!

Wendy said...

I look forward to hearing how your design worked out. I'm always looking for machine quilting ideas since my only technique is stippling.

Greenmare said...

Looking forward to seeing what you do! Isn't it great to have a new quilty book to look at while waiting for kids?

Guðrún said...

So your daughter is a figure skater, mine was also for many years ;)

dineke said...

I bought that book last August, I love to go through it and just got myself a whiteboard to practice designs. Now I just have to find courage to start and machinequilt

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