The Quilt Show has unlocked a few episodes for this weekend, and one in particular is great for hand quilters. The blog post with links is here. In episode 802, Alex demonstrates how to mark feathered wreathes without a stencil. By learning this skill, a quilter will be able to create these designs to fill a space of any size. I’m watching as a refresher and may pull out some paper to doodle, because practice makes perfect.
One item that stuck out to me was the yardstick compass which Alex demonstrates. This is something I do not own, but want to add to the toolbox. I have several other compasses, but this one will let me do large circles. Omnigrid makes a set that sells for $9. This tool originated for use by contractors, so I am going to check out the tool store to see if I can purchase locally. Then again, if I wait, it would make a good stocking stuffer at Christmas.
News from the studio is slow. I have not been able to get in there this week like I had planned. Fortunately for me, it is a holiday weekend in the States, so I hope to get quite a few hours at the frame while DH is home. My goal is to roll the quilt again. I love starting a new quilt and when the end is approaching the momentum picks up to see the finished project. It is so easy to get bogged down in the middle portions. I’m resolving to push on and get to those final rows. But until I can sneak away, I am going to watch more quilting tv.