Thursday, May 17, 2012

Quilt Class Raffle Quilt

The quilt class that I co-teach makes several group quilts each class cycle.  These group quilts are raffled off to benefit the Senior Center.  This is my classes latest raffle quilt.  It's a king size.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

New "Machine"

This gem is complete.  Even has a bobbin case and drive belt.  An original manual was in one of the drawers, but is pretty torn up.  Before I refinish the cabinet I'll clean the machine and try to do some stitching.  It's a NEW HOME.  Don't know how old, but I'd say it's older than I am anyway.  I am planning on using the machine to quilt smaller quilt tops.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Power Carving With Kids

 Kids like to get things done and see the results fast.  This some times presents a problem when trying to learn to use a knife.

Here's my answer.  This is power carving with a low rpm hand held drum sander.  A good leather glove on the hand holding the wood and a 3/8 inch sanding drum chucked up and we're off to the races.
The first project was the cow.  The Cheetah's were the second.  I provided the blank, and carved right along with my "student".  I'd make a "cut" in my piece, and she would make the same cut in her piece.
All in all, a very successful session.