So over on Facebook I’ve posted some photos of my current project, a hugely oversized peony…well, part of a peony. I decided I’d try a quick video posted via youtube so show me actually quilting. Along the way, I added a quick visit to my studio. The studio is sort of “midway messy,” true to life. I have a couple things piled on the floor that are: find time to sort and put away, try to get rid of in some way, and prepping for teaching in Houston piles. When I’ve found time (usually after just barely meeting a deadline), I have a tidy attack. Mid project it is utter chaos. This is in the middle. And apologies for the overly loud and enthusiastic hello at the start. Learning. I’m learning…..ps: if the video doesn’t display at first, hit refresh on your browser.
On the video, I mentioned how I select threads in a value range. The reason the light ones are in the box and the dark ones to the side is that I have used the dark ones. When done, I put them aside so I know what I’ve used. I keep them in the order in which I used them, which helps if I need to go back and do more in a certain shade.
I had clamps by my Janome for working on larger projects, but hadn’t set up hooks from the floor joists (my ceiling) near the Sweet Sixteen until yesterday. WHAT an improvement!!!!!!! I’ve been using dyed-by-me cotton duck on the backs, and let me tell you the quilts have been HEAVY. So that’s why there is a blue-handled clamp visible. I didn’t use the one on the right because of where I had the phone set up to film.
If you like this, let me know and maybe I can do some more videos of me just quilting. And yes, I sound like a dolt when I try to narrate while quilting–I can’t concentrate on the quilting and manage to talk in a normal rhythm at the same time.