Stir Crazy with Two Finished Wall-hangings

The finished Stir Crazy quilt top –

Since I only had one yard of the butterfly fabric and was not going to buy more, it was a bit of a challenge to design the border.  To avoid any seams in the butterfly fabric, I put blocks in the opposite corners with fabric squares in the other two corners.  This is different than the pattern directions, but works for me.  I think Stir Crazy will be a great quilt for one of my grandchildren.

Next on the list was machine quilting the In and Out wall-hanging.  The panto-graph used was a Baptist Fans variation panto-graph named Random Clams.

Once In and Out was completed, I loaded Flower Basket on the frame.

The Flower Basket wall-hanging top was completed in 2018, however since it had wool applique I had it in my head that it needed custom quilting.  But recently I saw a You-tube video of a wool applique quilt being machine quilted with a panto-graph and realized that custom quilting only  was a dumb idea to have stuck in my head.

It took less than an hour to machine quilt it and after three years it is now ready to display.  This is also the first time that I used wool batting, but it won’t be the last.  I could really tell the difference while hand stitching the binding – the needle flowed so smoothly through the batting.

It feels great to have two finishes even if they are smaller projects.  Wonder what new project will be next?

Marlene

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