Friday, August 4, 2017

I Call Her Rosita the Quilt

 In-progress...Rosita. Why this name you might ask? Well, sitting in my rocking chair, on my back porch admiring the lush greenery and all the critters who visit, I saw my first baby ground hog of the season while trimming threads on the quilt. For years I have named the baby groundhogs and there is always a Rosita, therefore, the quilt will be called Rosita.

I had this sweet little jelly roll of dotted fabrics hanging around so I knew it would work for a binding for Rosita. I made three strip sets, 5 fabrics each, then combined them and cross cut them at 2 1/2 inches. I joined all the 45 x 2 1/2 inch strips to form the binding.

 
The extension table on Destiny is great for sewing large and small units and reducing weight tension on the needle.
I have also been experimenting with some new threads. I think I have used this is the past and now it is a favorite again for piecing and joining. In the bobbin is Exquisite bobbin thread. Excellent quality.
And according to my dealer safe for the machine.


My Rosita
1963 Billy Guy, Whip It On Me Baby!

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