Thursday, September 20, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Well, since I'm just learning how to blog...thank you Hannah Lea...I inserted the wrong picture on the previous blog titled THE BACKING. The whole idea of these precut pieces is FABULOUS! I can't imagine paying quilting store prices for the jelly rolls, etc., but it is certainly convenient to have everything already cut!
I bought all the charm packs, jelly rolls and layer cakes at Big Lots for a FRACTION of the cost of what I see them for at quilt shops. But, I figured why all this stuff was so cheap....the jelly rolls look like I chewed them apart with my teeth...straight...nope!
Inspired by my cousin, Jimmy Miller (Patrick Miller in the opera world), I decided to blog my way through my quilting experience. He has also motivated me to try machine quilting and I'm going to do so on this very next project. Now, a little more about Jimmy. He and his wife are opera "stars" in New York. Well, I'm not exactly sure they are "stars"...but my family and I think they are and we are supremely proud of them. So, Jimmy is an opera star, quilter and proud daddy. After reading his blog, I decided to start this lap quilt project AND machine quilt it. So...here goes...