I finally got back to work on this miniature feathered star. Last fall, I was looking through some old Miniature Quilts magazines, and rediscovered this project. At some time I had drawn all the foundation pieces and tucked them into the magazine. Of course, I didn't start it until we were doing the final packing to return north for the summer, so it got tucked away in a bag with fabric, magazine and paper piecing tools. There are four of these blocks in the quilt, and according to the pattern, they finish 4 1/8"! I think I am insane......
Check out what others are working on at Judy's blog.
Someone asked me if I quilt on a long-arm machine. No room at the inn, plus spending life in two different locations would make this impossible. For my piecing, thread painting, machine applique, I use my Pfaff 2048.
For machine quilting I use my Juki. Right now it is sitting on my old sewing table.
DH made me a sewing table so that it can sit flush to the table surface. When I got my new Pfaff, I found out that it was a bit taller, so we used the quilting extension table to provide a level working surface. I sewed for many years with my machine on a table, and suffered many headaches and neck and back pain from the hours that I stitched. My machine quilting has improved dramatically since DH made my new table. When we are at our winter place, I use an old plywood banquet table, so DH cut a hole in it and made a box to attach underneath to hold my machine. The table no longer folds, but it works beautifully.