Thursday, January 17, 2019


I have had the above quilt top finished for a while now...it has one more border than is shown here.  I pinbasted it last week but have not been able to decide how to quilt it.  It is for a childhood friend of Sarah's.  For her little boy.   I have about come to the conclusion that just meandering is the safest thing for me to do.  Still not set in stone.


I made a small quilt sandwich this afternoon to practice on and to see if the machine needed any adjustments.


This is the back...I considered quilting like this but just not so sure.  I am afraid on the actual quilt it will draw the attention to the quilting rather than the cute kitties.

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When I was sitting up my sewing machine for quilting, I gave myself a scare.  I put on the free-motion foot, and proceeded to wind a couple bobbins of thread after I made my thread choice.  Well, I took the first one off and put it in, while the other one wound.  So, I started to drop the needle down to pull the bobbin thread up.  I was first using the button that will either drop the needle down in or pull it up...it wouldn't work.  So I reached for the flywheel and tried to turn it forward.  It would not turn!  My heart just dropped...then I happened to notice that I had not taken the bobbin off...there is a little 'bar' that you push in in order to fill a bobbin and it was still pushed in.  When I pulled it out back, the machine worked fine.
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I am getting ready to post more of these over at my other blog...I took them within the past week or so.  It is from the same place as the other photos I showed a bit back...I don't know if it is part of the same group or not...I tend to think it is.  This time there were only 4...last time there were 9...and they all have beards about this long.

13 comments:

Ruth Hiebert said...

I'm quite sure the quilt will look great no matter how you do it.

Ginny Hartzler said...

They are beautiful! I adore the cat one. And the star backing on the other is pretty enough to use as the front.You are so professional.

Tom said...

...what wonderful color and patterns, I wish that I was that lucky little boy!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the quilt is beautiful. I am sure it will be loved by the little boy.
Great shot of the turkey! Enjoy your day and have a happy weekend.

Karen said...

Your quilt patterns and colors are beautiful. The child's quilt is one he will treasure for a lifetime!

Linda G. said...

I love the two catnip mats a friend made for me. I placed each mat on a seat in the living room, one on the love. Seat and one on the couch. Wickett alternates which one she sleeps on :). The mats are a win for me; much less hair to remove on the cushions!

Sandra said...

I really love the meandering quitling and the stars on the back. I am no help at all with advice on quilting, but I do know every single one you do is a work of art. so do what you always do... where did you get the squares of kittens for the middle?

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I LOVE those kitty focal blocks. My blood runs cold and I break out in a sweat if something is not right with my machine. A few years ago I bought an inexpensive Brother just in case my Viking needs to see the doc.

That pic is an amazing closeup.
xx, Carol

Laurel Wood said...

love the kitty quilt. So thankful your machine is ok. That would really be frightening. Great capture of the turkey - look forward to visiting your other blog now.

Lois Evensen said...

Such pretty quilts and what a wonderful gift!

Tanza Erlambang said...

your quilt is beautiful. love it

have a great day

Klara S said...

Great quilts!

DeniseinVA said...

Beautiful! Lovely gift! The colors are so bright and cheerful and the star backing is perfect. It's been years since I saw a wild turkey. That's a great shot.