Greetings all! I signed up for the group what seems like ages ago, but haven't been able to sew a stitch because I have been away on holiday and entertaining houseguests for the last 2 weeks. Houseguests left this morning and I have 2 1/2 weeks before my next houseguest arrives (peak tourist season for Sydney) so I hope to knock something out for the group between now and then.
Here is the inspiration for my piece:
I gave this Christmas ornament to my mom and I think I'll make a wall hanging for her to go with it. I might create a few reindeer on surfboards to accompany Santa.
I have been sewing for years, but I am a new quilter. Today I made a trip to my friendly neighborhood fabric shop to buy batting for the first time and was knocked over by the choice. Do you have any tips for batting selection? Is there a particular type (wool, cotton, poly, etc) or weight you like to use for hand quilting, and is it different from batting you would use for machine quilting? Is there a batting you tried and would not use again? Why not? Have you ever had anything wild happen with the batting after quilting and washing?
Many thanks to those of you who have left comments on my blog! I'm having a breather now that I'm back from holiday and guests are gone, and I will definitely be checking out your blogs soon.