One of my friends told me, "Now that you do Genealogy you hardly blog on your quilting blog any more." Well Rachel I think I'm making up for lost time today.
Meandering with stars and moons
Yesterday I was watching this video to learn or improve your frame machine quilting. I decided yesterday was the day I was going to finish that practice piece I have had on the frame since January. Yep it has been there for 8 months. I didn't like the quilting pattern the mystery quilt was showing us how to do. I'm really glad I was doing it on some practice fabric instead of the quilt I made for the mystery quilt. I'll do something else with that wall hanging. So I finished the practice piece with some meandering loop-de-loops with stars and crescent moons. Boy you can get rusty in 8 months. It was like meet my machine all over again.
Yesterday I suddenly felt motivated to finish a quilt that has been waiting for just two borders. This is Blue Moon by Whimsical. I pieced the borders and sewed them on tonight. I went and purchased thread yesterday to quilt it with. I already have the backing but I have to check if I have batting. If I don't it isn't a big deal I can buy it right around the corner from my house. You can see why I was practicing meandering with stars and moons, I think they will look on this quilt. I will go around the applique, not over it.
And yes since August 1st I have made four Farmer's Wife Blocks. I'm thinking I might make three more and put it away for awhile so I can work on some other projects. Quilt Camp is coming up in 3 weeks and it would be nice to have a small quilt for silent auction.
So that is all I have to report from my little corner of the world.