That’s two quilts, taken off the frame in one day!
Not big quilts, and one was started the day before, but it feels great to get this much done.
This first is a mystery quilt, done last year with Myra from Tactile Pleasures. It was fun making this quilt, and the quilting went really well.
Lots of starts and stops, working around the flange, and the flying geese. That’s what I get for using Ricky Timm’s method for the flying geese – they’re 3D and easy to catch in the quilting foot. But, I do like the effect. But lesson learned – decide about quilting before using this method for flying geese.
In order to keep the quilt soft and not stiff, I chose to use a very loose stippling, and am quite happy with the result. Only one trouble spot on this one, and I was able to ‘hide’ the loose threads without any problem.
My adventures with Big Bertha (mid-arm quilting machine) have been great! The next quilt is a full-size bed quilt, the last of the scrappy quilts I made last year. So far I’ve only done stippling, and am feeling fairly confident with that – maybe time to think about learning how to do some defined patterns.
Well, now away for a weekend of camping with friends, and then off to Alberta to visit our kids there for a week or so.
But there’s so much happening this summer, and with other quilting projects on target, I had some time on my hands.
Happy sewing! Blessings, Peg