Thursday, February 7, 2013

Sweet Sixteen: Needle, thread meets fabric. News at 11.


Thanks to one of my quilting friends, I got a little boost on this project... She invited me over to view her quilt, which was gorgeous. After admiring a bunch of her other quilts and discussing misc tips on the Sweet 16, she then generously loaned me her Laundry Basket Quilts stencils and all 16 block patterns already blown up to full-size!

I ended up using my iPad as a light box to trace the pattern onto the background - worked pretty well! Had to hit the quilt shops and resupply myself with appliqué needles and thread (...and a few new swatches of cloth)... And voilá! Needle and thread finally made it through some fabric. Sweet Sixteen has lost her virginity.