Thursday, January 28, 2016
Pineapple border, machine quilting, and a few little quilts
And this morning ... ta dahhhhh! I am so excited to begin the machine quilting - my favorite part!!! I started with a Schmetz 14 quilting needle, but right away, it skipped, so I changed to a Schmetz 14 topstitch and voila. Happiness! This is an allover, kinda lighthearted in feeling, center is a swirl with a posy and then an echo around the posy. This was inspired by Christina Cameli, in her recent MQ book. LOT of seams, my machine goes thru them. (Janome MC 6500, no stitch regulator).
New subject - these are 2 little quilts I made starting with 9-patches, cutting the 9-patches, and rearranging the pieces. For whatever reason, I have always LOVED making blocks and then re-cutting them. They are too small for Linus quilts so I just look at them! 8-))) I call them 9-Patch Puzzle.