Thursday, July 24, 2014

Planted just for the flower

My BFF sent me a few of their okra seeds...I planted some just to see the bloom.  I think it is one of the most beautiful flowers.  The flower is not out where it is is buried among the leaves and you have to look for it.  But even the plant is pretty I think.  I don't know why I didn't think to take photos of its leaves.

Had a day of running around yesterday instead of sewing all day.  But I did get a little sample quilt made to do a little test quilting on.  I got my Juki 98 set up to do free-motion quilting: got the free-motion pressure foot on, got the needle changed, feeddogs lowered, etc.  Did some test quilting and looks like it is good to go with no adjustments.  Now, to decide how to do the quilting.

Every single one of these crumb quilts I make, I think, well it is just an old crumb quilt...I will not worry about how I quilt it.  But then by the time I have it made, I think it is pretty and have a hard time just doing utilitarian quilting.  I like a lot of quilting, but think for sleeping under, that they are better not quilted so closely.  The one thing with these quilts, no matter how you quilt them it won't show up much!