Its a Small World…


Ha, now you are singing it too.  I finished the base of my Small world quilt yesterday.  I have to appliqué the three rainbows on the left side and a few more pumpkinseeds, and its done. I am still deciding whether or not to embroider the land marks, Eiffel Tower, Sydney Opera house and Leaning Tower of Pisa in the background.  Might just quilt them in later.  While looking at the QAL insta-gram photos (#smallworldqal) yesterday, I found that most people were/are taking weeks to do each section.  I guess I’m an over achiever, as I will finish it in about ten days total.  Not to brag too much, but I really enjoyed the making of this quilt, so it went together quickly.  My sewing studio is a wreak but thats usual.

I took a class on Saturday with Gina Perkes on modern quilting designs.  It was interesting and I got to practice FMQ on my Bernina 780.  It took a few tries to get into the “move the fabric” quilting rhythm, as I am very used to moving the machine.  We used rulers too, Gina has a line of acrylic rulers with special finger holds and grips on the undersides that make it possible to FMQ a straight line and angles on a domestic or sit down machine.  Learned a bunch of new fills and ideas on how to incorporate them.  Her web site is Upon looking at the site, I notice she doesn’t have the new rulers up yet though.  She does have some pretty quilts to see.

I want to finish up the Jacobs Ladder top this week.  I am almost done quilting the Rock Candy quilt too.

Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times for design wall Monday.

6 thoughts on “Its a Small World…

  1. I had a similar experience with the Tokyo Subway Map Quilt Along … I had finished putting together the quilt top before we were supposed to finish cutting all those squares. Once started, I was motivated to put things together … and they went together quickly, so I kept sewing. your Small World is wonderful.

    • Do I dare look at the Tokyo Subway quilt? I’m trying not to start anything new while waiting for Bonnie Hunters mystery to start. Maybe just a quick look…

  2. JoanG says:

    I did the same thing with my small world quilt. It just seemed to suck me in and I couldn’t stop working on it until it was finished. Some projects are just too much fun to work on!

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