Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Quilting in the Dark? YES!

Today on my video scope, I shared what a typical day is like in the life of a Longarm Quilter.

I shared why I was quilting in the dark. I did not loose power and we do not have an electrical problem. 

I turned off the lights in my quilting room and quilted without the bright lights on. There was some natural light coming in the window and the lights were on in the other room. 

I was quilting a dark quilt with dark quilting thread and I could not see my stitching.  I was quilting it twice as that is what you do when you Ribbon Quilt a quilt. I needed to see my first stitching lines so that I could follow them to create the look of ribbons.

 See how hard it is to see the quilting with the lights on!

I love the "look" of Ribbon Quilting!

I also shared on the video scope what I work on when I am not quilting - A customer's custom order. You can click to view the video HERE

I will share about the Handkie Mug Rugs on a post sometime in the next week or so, when I am further along with them. I selected the fabrics today to coordinate with each handkie. Here is one of them. 

They will look similar to this mug rug.

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I am already working on a post for tomorrow! 

Remember, I am trying to post every day for 31 days! 

See you tomorrow!


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Maite - vitoma said...

Magnífico trabajo.

Debbie said...

Wow, I love the look of your ribbon quilting motif. I need to experiment with that. I made a few of those style mug rugs from old hankies too.....great gifts. You are doing great with your 31 days of blogging....keep it up!

Melissa said...

That looks really hard!!

Carla said...

Love the quilting. Looks really pretty.
Big difference with the lights off.
thanks for sharing