Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Combining our Knowledge

Ann and Diane at her book signing 2011
Recently Ann Fahl and I were discussing the angst of quilting over triangles on our home sewing machines.   The thickness, the foot getting hung up, the pulling on the quilt, large stitches, tiny stitches, broken needles, hair pulling, all of it.  The STRUGGLE!
Ann is busy on her end writing about this issue and will blog about it in a series of posts about quilting her red triangle quilt.  She has lots of info after working on this quilt and I will be posting my blog in a few days, so watch for hers and mine as well. 
We hope our joint effort will help with your quilting, because quilting in a home machine is definitely a challenge at times.  All of our experience and knowledge both in quilting and working with students and the wide variety of machines should give you the tips you need to make things go so much more smoothly.
I hope to publish more informational blogs in the upcoming months, maybe even another tutorial.  Thanks for all your well wishes; Oliver and I are doing well.  He is worried the weather is so very cold so early in the season, and he wondered about the snowflakes in the air the other night.  Oh no....
Above, Oliver the first week at our house.  He chowed down in my bathroom and now that I look at this I see why I thought his tail was so long; his body hadn't grown yet!  He was 6 months old.  He is still as sweet as ever, maybe even sweeter, but I am so biased.
Keep quilting!  Your work gets better every day....


Quilting Babcia said...

So reassuring to know I'm not the only one who struggles with those triangles and all the angst over the various maladies that follow! Looking forward to your and Ann's posts on this topic, and the thought of additional informational posts and a hint of a tutorial really makes this FMQ student's quilting day! So happy to hear how well you and Oliver and progressing, and best wishes for a lovely Thanksgiving holiday.

Diane Gaudynski said...

Thanks so much Quilting Babcia. I hope our info will make a difference. Happy Thanksgiving to you and all my folowers and fellow quilters.

Jocelyn said...

Diane this is fabulous news!! I have had this problem sewing over the thickness, and will welcome any help that you gals can give me. Thanks!


Rosemary Dickinson said...

Looking forward to anything you and Ann Fahl can help us with! Your previous tutorials were wonderful! I learned so much!

Rebecca said...

As I read this post, I scrolled down to the last one and now that he is grown, his tail still looks so long!!!! Very sweet pictures and I am so happy you are both recovering. Rebecca

Diane Gaudynski said...

Beautiful cat, Rebecca!

Tomorrow Nov. 16 I'll post the first half of my info on moving the quilt more easily. It will cover the FMQ foot, and settings, and modifications to the foot you can try.

Please ask questions and I'll try and answer. I can't help all problems and don't know all machines, but hope what I offer will be of help.

My second blog post will be in a week.

Ann is beginning her series tomorrow as well.

kwilta said...

So happy to have found your blog Ann. I,m new to FMQ so need all the help I can get. Therefore I must refer to your older postings. Whats my main problem is controlling the stitch length.