Sunday, January 31, 2010
I finished the quilting on the Tran-quilt-ity Favorite Things block swap top last night and got it all bound today. Wooohooo! This pic is pre-binding. I decided to use this top as a quilting sampler of sorts. I am so new to machine quilting and so many things I am terrified to try. I knew that I would be keeping this quilt as there is no way I could donate a quilt that had blocks made from friends in it, so thought it would be a good one to try new things. After all, I won't care about the quilting booboo's in it and Lord knows there are many!
Let's see, some of the new things I did was: I used a variegated thread (daring, aren't I? lol), I tried to stipple, I tried to follow a pattern with free motion quilting instead of just meandering around. I learned a lot doing this and had fun. When the light is better tomorrow, I will take some pics of the quilting for you.
Let's see...I also did a mountain of laundry, cooked for the month, cut out some pieces for my Quilted Christmas block swap top that will be appliqued on, and relaxed and hung out with the family. Life doesn't get better than that!