Jan 30 2017

Design Wall Monday 01-30-17

Although machine quilting is taking most of my sewing time, I did manage to get the first border on New York Beauty yesterday.  I think that the borders will jazz up this quilt.

Next is a pieced middle border of triangles, then an outer border of a coordinating fabric.  I hope to start sewing them on Wednesday.

Last week I was busy machine quilting the Butterfly quilt.  It is now completed and I am stitching down the binding in the evenings.  The Butterfly quilt top was made in 2012 and is more than ready to be a finished quilt.

Today was spent machine quilting the Seahorse in Seaweed top.  Since I took this picture, I have finished the quilting and stitched the binding.  Tomorrow is Presleyday, so I think I should have some time to do handwork.

I can tell that my machine quilting is getting smoother with each top I do.  Here is a crate of quilt tops that I want to get quilted this year.  Confession time – this isn’t all the quilt tops that I have, just a nice pile to meet my goal of 25 finished quilts this year.

I am on a roll right now with the machine quilting, but it doesn’t help that I keep finding quilts on the Internet that I want to make.  However I am resisting the impulse to start a new piecing project.

Check out all the other quilting inspiration at Judy’s Design Wall Monday.


2 Responses to “Design Wall Monday 01-30-17”

  1. Libby in TN says:

    You are making great headway toward your goal! Practice makes perfect, or so I’ve been told.

    • Marlene says:

      Well I don’t think that I am anywhere near perfect, but I feel like I am getting better especially at picking out designs and thread color. It feels good to get some of these tops into finished quilts.

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