I finished the quilting on the Bee hive quilt. It is just a simple end to end pantograph called Vintage tufts. Boring, but effective . I started quilting the Heart quilt, also an end to end pattern, but a bit more interesting, with circles/orange peels and hearts. The thread broke six times while quilting out the first row. Extremely frustrating, I tried a bunch of things, tension, needles, lowering speed. I struggled to finish that first row, saved and shut it down. I oiled the machine, just for good measure. After some rumination I think that the sandwich was a bit too tight on the frame. I couldn’t loosen it during that row, as it would mess up the spacing on the pantograph. Today I’ll start with it a bit looser.
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Got the borders put on the Glorianna’s Dream quilt, and I thought of a new name, Turkish Delight. I have this yellow check fabric in my stash that I think I may use for a backing. There is 5 ½ yards, maybe enough, math is involved, so it can wait a bit. The ‘To Be Quilted’ pile is large, so there is time.
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I’m happy with how the center block for the Unity quilt came out. I would like to use up the pile of left overs from Estrella too. They all play nicely together, and I kinda like medallion quilts. I made a Sue Garman quilt, called, uh, Coxcomb Medallion. I blogged about finishing the top back in January 2016,
but I don’t remember when I quilted it in April 2018. It was on my bed this past January. I still have to appliqué four blue circles in the corners, does that make it a UFO?
Started a new sweater, “Nieve” by Coco Knits, I’m using a cotton silk blend yarn with a loose twist. It’s turning out okay, I just hope that it doesn’t get too saggy, as cotton sweaters can.
I spent some time gardening, pulled a can full of weeds, and cut the grass. Hardly made a dent, but I found some pretty flowers to look at and saw a monarch butterfly go by.
Linking up with Denise at For the Love of Geese for Put Your Foot Down #45 today.