May 17 2020

MQ Marathon

Shortline is now a completed quilt. There wasn’t enough of the black spiderweb fabric for the binding, so I went with the green. Isn’t that little pop of color along the edge fun?

Since this had been a quilt sandwich for over a year, I am calling it a completed UFO and off of my list – which is still way too long.

I picked a medium dark gray thread and the panto-graph Along Came a Spider. As evident from the name, the panto-graph had spiders & spiderwebs on it and was the most challenging panto-graph I have done to date.

Along Came a Spider - Petite - Pantograph
Along Came a Spider by Urban Elementz

As soon as Shortline came off the frame, I loaded up Oriental Cranes. Even with all the cream background & flowers, I quilted with the same medium dark gray thread that I used with Shortline.

Oriental Cranes came off the frame a week ago Saturday and Space Invaders was loaded the next day.

And yes, I used the same thread – medium dark gray – as the two previous quilts. The machine quilting on Space Invaders was finished last Thursday and Friday I quilted two placemats.

Whew! Now I need to take a break, put my feet up and get all that binding stitched down. The purchase of the Simply Sixteen was a good investment for me and I am enjoying the machine quilting to move these tops to completed quilts.

Have a good week and happy quilting,

Marlene

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