Then I loaded another quilt for a customer and I'm almost done with it. I don't usually like using variegated thread. Most times it just doesn't show up. But I had the perfect variegated thread for this little quilt so we decided to use it. I am tickled that it is sewing with very little problems. (Update: I wrote that first thing this am but didn't get the blog finished. I am having thread breaks 2 and 3 times a row. No fun!) Sometimes Ruthie gets finicky about what thread I use on her. I thought it was great but now I realize the thread is breaking more than it should. This particular cotton just doesn't seem all that strong.
Here's what I've been quilting over the past week.
This was made by the Country Piecemakers. We will be having a luncheon in July to honor some local veterans and give them a quilt. I quilted this one with Flying Stars Chevron panto. Boy, did it use a lot of thread and it isn't a really dense design.
This is a little strippy quilt I made in early March as a donation to the NICU at a local hospital. It was very easy to cut and piece. My only issue was the design I chose for the black stripe was too dense. But it is a really cute design that you can't even see here.
Here's a corner of Mary's Mystery of Powhatan which we did at the guild last year abut this time. This pattern came out HUGE. We had no idea how big it was going to be going into the class. Mine is a finished top but I'm waiting to have time and a big backing for it. Below is a close up.
You can see the leaf pattern, Creeping Fig in the navy blue. I have an 18" long arm and most of the time with big quilts I have to take them off the frame and turn them. I was really careful to keep the take up roll with the finished quilt on it tightly rolled and I didn't have to turn the quilt. This thing weighs a ton. It will be nice to cuddle under during the winter, that's for sure.
That's it for what I have been working on. Not all of these were done last week but they have been done since mid April.
Here's what the goals looked like last week:
Week of April 27, 2015
Load and quilt Mary’s quilt√
Continue working on Love Shack√ not much but a little
Figure out Christmas table runner Oops… didn’t work on it at all.
Make binding and apply to penguin donation quilt√
And this week:
Week of May 4, 2015
Finish customer’s baby quilt on Ruthie
Cut out Galaxy quilt and attend class
Spend time helping Kevin
Get Love Shack to top
Have fun with Sharon visiting this weekend
I'm late posting this but you can see other blog posts this week by going to Patchwork Times and Love Laugh Quilt.