It was a productive time in the last 10 days, as I worked though the backlog of donation quilts I promised to do. Having the longarm down for three weeks didn’t help. Most of this is my own making, as I wanted to do several small quilts for the club’s donation to Mainstay and Open Arms, both local charities. I did another of the four patch quilt, and got it on the frame.
I still had the Wrought Iron pantograph loaded up, and thought it would do fine for this little quilt. I like the way it overlaps the previous row. Thread was a variegated green Superior with Bottom Line in the bobbin. Warm and Natural batting.
Sunday’s are made for hand sewing binding while watching football games.
All done with this one.
Then, I was asked to quilt a top for a fellow club member, Betty, who has had some health problems. Another member took her blocks and sewed them together with borders. She brought it to me, last week and I was thrilled to see it was Scrap Dance, the original!
I love the colors she used. There is a lot more blue than I generally like, but it really works here. I decided to put a swirl pantograph pattern on it to soften the sharper angles.
I did the quilting in a lighter ecru color thread, so the texture shows on the light borders. Thread is Essentials on the top, and Bottom Line in the bobbin. Batting was donated to us by the Warm Company, Warm and White.
A few minor puckers on the borders were pretty well flattened with some steam and judicious pressing.
Overall the quilt looks wonderful. Club member Sharon picked it up to bind it, and it will go to a local charity. I didn’t have the heart to tell her about the mistake in the bottom row. Do you like this pattern? It is for sale on My Patterns page at the top of the blog.
What are you working on this week?