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March’s #4, #5 and #6 Finishes

March’s fourth finish – Christmas Batik Log Cabin (51 1/2″ square)

This quilt top was pieced in 2009, so it was finally time for it to be a finished quilt.  I used the panto-graph Mesa which was a challenge due to the straight lines.

Mesa - Pantograph

Any straight line over 2″ is difficult for me to quilt smoothly, so the 3″ and 4″ straight lines on Mesa were a challenge.  I haven’t decided if I will use the quilting design again.

The fifth finish for March was Mo’s Basket (52″ x 62 1/2″) – a quilt top pieced in 2012.

I used the Pellon 100% polyester batting which gave a nice loft to the quilting design Lisa’s Raindrops.

Lisa's Raindrops - FREE - Pantograph

And the sixth finish is Playing Checkers (18 1/2″ x 20 1/2″) with a Baptist Fan quilting motif.

Currently I am working on the binding for the baby Elephant quilt and hope to get another wall-hanging on the frame tomorrow.  That will bring my mad March machine quilting to a close and I will be ready to start a new piecing project.

I attempted to take a picture of the quilting on Michigan, however this is another area where I need more practice.  Does anyone have any tricks or tips for taking a good picture of the machine quilting?

Have a good quilty week,

Marlene

More March Madness

I can’t believe how many tops are being quilted this month, but I am enjoying every minute of it.  The first finish is Patchwork Basket (17 1/2″ x 21 1/2″).

I like how the swirly panto-graph subtly mimics the flower shapes.

The LBQ 2021 Mystery quilt Michigan was the second finish this month. 

The panto-graph used is Daydream by Urban Elementz which is a combination flower and feather motif.  I didn’t take a picture of the machine quilting, however the texture is wonderful.  Michigan is MY quilt and is staying at my house.

The next top in the “to-be-quilted” queue was made in 2009 with batiks.

Right now I am hand-stitching the binding, so it will be ready for a picture of the finished quilt in a couple of days.

However as soon as a quilt comes off the machine, a new quilt top is loaded and the next in queue was Mo’sBasket (2012).

It feels great to get some of these older quilt tops out of the “tops” pile and into the completed pile.  Guess I had better get busy on the binding.

Have a good week,

Marlene