Saturday, September 11, 2010

Shirt Edging

Gapsosis!! Oh My!! I just started the chain and trefoils when Jon posted "tatting Peek-Boo-Boo". ( A great tutorial on gaps between rings and chains. My first 2 trefoils and chains are on the shoulder seam where it is not too noticeable. However, the rest of the edging has no Gapsosis!! Thank you Jon!!!!
The edging is in the book, "Contemporary Tatting" by Judith Connors.
The tatted edging was washed and sewn by machine with invisible thread to the shirt. Only the chain was stitched down. This makes it easy to throw in the washer and dryer and edging will not come off nor does it have to be ironed. Also the edging can be taken off and used again. I used glass pink beads and the color remained the same after washing. Gina from "A Tatting Goddess" had pink beads on a cross and when washed the pink also washed away from the bead..

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Chicken Quilt

I have a UFO quilt almost finished. The outside sunflower and leaves were finished in 2002! The leaves and sunflower are hand appliqued and the tulips are machine with invisible thread. A month ago I finished machine appliqueing the chickens. Now I am working on the border. The pattern did not have a border so I had to design one to make it fit on a queen bed. This pattern was from Quiltmaker, Spring of 2002. I will machine quilt it on my sewing machine. It will be a gift to my Mom, "The Chicken Lady", for Christmas!