Tuesday, 18 May 2010
I'll post regular pictures of my progress on this project. When i find a link with this knitting stitch, I'll post that as well.
Karen over at Quilts ... etc. was talking about how she transfers her quilting lines to her quilt top. She showed her light table. I don't think I have posted a pic of the wonderful light table that hubby made for me a few years back. Its made from oak and he add shiny brass fittings and a carrying handle. It has little feet on the bottom and some so that I can also store upright like a briefcase. It used to have two florescent lights inside, but they were kind of flakey. This year he upgraded them to 99 LEDs. They provide a wonderful all over light. Guess its Light Table 2.0 now
On of my most frequent uses for this light box is making labels. I print out the label on my computer, using whatever fancy font I want and what ever line drawing. I then tape it down on the surface of the box, tape my fabric on top and trace with a fabric marker. I have to say that I make fancy labels in this manner that are a thousand times better than if I wrote them freehand
For next week I need to make an orange/yellow quilt block. Our local guild president will leave her post and we are having a hard time replacing her. This happens every year. One of our program people figured that bribery might help get a volunteer. So, we are making blocks for the retiring president in colours of her chosing. She will probably end up with over 30 - 12 inch blocks. The guild management is hoping that the promise of a set of quilt blocks at the end of the president's term will encourage volunteers for the post. Guess we'll find out soon.
Come back next week to see what block I make and how bright of orange I use.