Wednesday, August 31, 2011

And the beat goes on.....!

Ya know, all these new tools I have blogged about (here and here), they are really helping me finish my hand work. Goodness, are they doing a great job at keeping my fingers from getting sore.

I can hand applique for long stretches at a time! I'm talking until I get tired of it and/or need a change of scenery!

I no longer need to take a break in order to give my fingers time to heal! Yea, I'm on a roll! ;o)

Penelope has also had a tire change, those new M & M wheels I bought at VQF! DH finally set aside some time to change them.

So, I needed a quilt top to take those new wheels for a test drive.  Given that the blocks were all done and that it was just a matter of piecing the top, I was able to quickly finished this little quilt!

The Orange Peel quilt from Kathleen Tracy's book Remembering Adelia!

Yea, those new wheels make such a difference!  Smooth!

You know, I really like that I used scraps for make the center of the quilt.

I'm slowly getting proficient at scrap usage!

It used to be that I could not work with anything smaller than a quarter yard! lol  Now, I'm using up pieces as small as 1 1/2" and it's not in applique projects but actual piecing.  And.... I actually enjoy it! lol

Thanks so much for stopping by my little corner in cyberspace!  Cheers!


Thimbleanna said...

I LOVE that orange peel quilt!!! It's on my someday list -- problem is, I can see it in SOOO many fabrics and I'm really torn between pastels, brights, a two color or civil war. Why oh why do I have to love them all????

Karen said...

I have never heard of M &M Wheels. I did a search and found a video where someone used them for machine quilting. Then I found a site where you can order them for a quilting machine for $240 which is a lot of money. Is that what you are using?

WoolenSails said...

I need to get to the store and see about finger protectors, I hate having to stop doing my hexagons, but my fingers can only take so much;)

Love the orange peels, that is a nice pattern and I am pretty sure I have a few in my books.


Needled Mom said...

It sounds like you are having fun too. I'm glad those new wheels have made such a difference for you.

Scrap quilts are really some of my favorites. After all, I think that is really the roots of quilting.

Cardygirl said...

Love that little quilt...glad to hear you are having fun!

sandra said...

The little quilt is gorgeous!

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