Marie was my helper for the day!
Have you ever had one of those days where you just really, really needed to get things done? Not a “I have to get this done” day, but a “oh, no, I’m running out of time, I HAVE to get this done!” day?
I had one of those yesterday.
You see, The Linus Connection meets on Saturday, and until yesterday, I did not have one quilt completely finished.
Enter the next five quilts.
I free-motion quilted the two Stars For Linus quilts as well as the blendy floral quilt that I’ve dubbed “Oh no, not *that* quilt.”
I bound those three quilts as well as the other two shown below.
Today? I can barely raise my arms after all that free-motion quilting. Who says quilting isn’t exercise?
Stars For Linus Quilt #1
Stars For Linus Quilt #2
A close-up of my free-motion. I fought with my machine all day yesterday, changing needles, thread and changing my bobbin to get this done. I’m still not great at free-motion, but if I can find the right mix to make my sewing machine (and by default, me!) enjoy it, I think I could get better.
The label I put on each of the Stars For Linus quilts. After all, it was a group effort!
a free 12″ pattern
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Remember, I’m also accepting Wonky Stars…if you’d rather! Please makes sure they are also 12″.
Oh no, not that quilt! I still can’t decide if I like this one or not… Experimentation with fabric samples and the 10 Minute Block.
Zeppelin Threads orphan block quilt. The two house blocks were donated by Cat and Pren. I pieced the rest and did the straight line quilting a couple of weeks ago.
I love how the quilting worked out on this, though you can’t quite see all of it. There’s a lot of stitching in the ditch. I tend to do a lot more straight line quilting because my sewing machine behaves better when I do.
Quilt top donated by JoAnn M. Quilted by my friend Marge, bound by me…yesterday. This was the last quilt I worked on last night before giving up for the day.
Today, I am giving myself the morning off to spend with my bee. I’ve worked extra hard every day this week and am in need of a respite!
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