A whole week with no new fabric. So far so good BUT tomorrow I have to go somewhere to get some quilt binding. So wish me luck!
Wanna see a rare sight around my house? Even rarer than borders on my quilt tops? Look at this!
Yep that's the sight of a quilt being smooshed thru my sewing machine and QUILTED! It's only been basted for 3 years so it's about time. LOL! And it's not some little wall-hanging either. This is a largish twin/smallish double. This and it's companion will be going to the tornado victims in Kansas. The companion quilt has been quilted for several years except the borders. Now this one is also quilted except for borders. I'll get those borders done and the bindings on over the next few days so I can get these mailed out before postage goes up Monday.
I just did quick in-the-ditch stitching around the blocks but my new machine did them beautifully. No dragging of the quilt on the bed and no tension problems. Now to see how it does on free-motion tomorrow as I think I'll do a simple meander in the borders.
I really don't enjoy machine quilting and use the excuse that I'm not good at it to not finish my quilts. But you know if I never do any how will I get good at it? And I did rather enjoy myself tonight. So I'll be quilting more of my own quilts this summer and probably donating them locally or to special circumstances like the Kansas tornado victims. I'm really committed to finishing some of my UFOs this summer and not just to top stage. I want to be able to call myself a quilter and not just a topper.