Isn't it always fun to finish up a quilt project!! I've finished 4 small quilts and even learned a new skill!! Yes, I have ventured into machine quilting - though it be only straight line quilting with a walking foot attachment. But I'm hooked!!! I hope to venture into FMQ soon. I've found some old batting pieces so will make up some practice sandwiches soon!
Wee Care quilts for our guild's benevolence program.
A fall small quilt for myself - yes for me!!!! I had pieced the top last fall for a small quilt challenge, but had put it up to quilt later. But decided to practice my straight line machine quilting for myself, and I was pleased with the results!
And a very old UFO that I had put together several years ago and started hand quilting. Well, I finished it!! It is a Debbie Mumm pattern and I wanted a valentine quilt for my coffee table. The colors are kinda Christmasy, but my living room is burgundy and hunter, so goes any time!!
I do love to hand quilt! But I have found machine quilting to be very fun and rewarding too. One of the things that made it "pleasant" is that after viewing several tutorials on-line I ordered 505 Basting Spray. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!! NO PINS!!! It makes the layers of the sandwich adhere wonderfully, but it is very supple and very easy to handle. I haven't used it on a bed size quilt yet, but I have plans to machine quilt one of my Christmas quilts in a couple of weeks. But it worked absolutely wonderfully on the small quilts I did. This is a picture of my three new most favorite quilting tools!!
And here is my new start! The GREAT GRANNY CRAZE has hit!! But alas, mine are really PETITE GRANNY SQUARES. My squares are only two inches which makes the blocks about 8 1/2 inches finished. Plus, I am such a "Frugal Frannie" that I piece with the "no waste" method. But, I'm really liking them. I won the pink, green, and lavender FQs and am making them into a baby girl quilt for a friend.
Lastly, I am not able to leave comments on blog posts where there is word verification!!! Is anyone else having that trouble? It has just come up and I've checked and rechecked my settings on my blog and on my browser! Any tips would be so greatly appreciated. BTW I HATE Word verification!!!!