Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Catching up ...

Now that Mrs Billings has been sorted, I can work on a few things that have been niggling at me in the background.

First up, I had promised a sweet friend that I'd quilt a little project for her. I checked that off the list this morning. Here is a little of the border:

I find the hardest part of machine quilting is deciding what to put in each area. It's something I need to work on. Also, it had been such a long time since using my machine - my quilting was a little wonky in the beginning. It's like riding a bike though, and soon I was charging along nicely.

And next on the list: I had purchased a cute nightshirt from an online store a couple of months back. I just love it, but the buttons are so far apart on it that it gapes terribly. Solution: Add extra buttonholes. Something I have never done on my machine before!

In the top right picture, you can see the 'before' situation with the buttons. Bottom left picture, my terror getting ready to cut the opening in the button holes. Thankfully it worked. And bottom right picture, more buttons, happy wearer!

I don't have to procrastinate over this project any longer, and I'll be toasty warm in bed tonight!


ruthsplace said...

The quilting looks great.

Missy Shay said...

PJ's are a great place to practice something new, if it's not perfect - noone will notice!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

one thing that holds me back from making clothing - I can't do buttonholes!!

Shay said...

Moving right along there Tazz...Now that I know you do button holes I'll be bringing my gaping fronted pj's to you!


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