I've been teaching my machine quilting sampler/quilt as you go class (based on this quilt) at my local quilt shop the past few weeks and it's been a blast. Last night one of my students asked me if I buried my knots in my quilts. I sheepishly answered no. (Don't all gasp at once!) There on the spot I vowed to trying to do so. I had tried to bury my knots just a few weeks ago, but it didn't work out at all. Today I tried again and this time with much success! It's so nice to have the starts and stops virtually invisible. It's definitely worth the little extra time and care it takes. Yippee for learning new things! Do you bury your knots in your quilts? I'd be curious to know.
patchwork quilt that I showed yesterday. After two false starts, I am well on my way. It was ambitious to try this technique on a quilt this size because I started in the center and I'm rotating the quilt constantly as I quilt outward. There is quite a bit of bulk in this quilt, but after a few rounds things got significantly easier. My ironing board for support of the bulk of the quilt helps a ton, too. I'm making great progress...and it is looking mighty fine! I'm so happy about that!
We had a great second day of summer vacation. My kids were fairly mellow and we had fun hanging out. We even did a craft together. Burning my fingertips with hot glue was something I could have lived without, but hey....it's alright. I'll show the results of that soon. Now I'm off to grill a late night dinner. Have a great weekend!