Wednesday, April 8, 2015

tools of the trade - quilting

Some of my quilting tools - love my Clover chalk marker!
It is spring break and I want very much to begin a new project.  I have been reading about the lovely blocks Lori and Karen are making and I have the one of the books they are using.  And then there are the lovely stars being made each week on Barbara Brackman's Civil War Quilts site.  This would be a great way to use some of my Civil war fabrics and I love making star blocks.
But I am resisting the temptation to begin a new project.  Instead, I have have pulled out my quilting tools and will mark and finish the machine quilting on the border of my Christmas Stars quilt.  It shouldn't take long.  I hope to get the binding on this afternoon.  That will keep me company for some evening TV viewing over the next few days. 


Jessica said...

That needle threader is awesome! Can't wait to see the quilting design.

Lori said...

Good for you for staying focused!