Friday was spent quilting on my mom's longarm machine. I am so intimidated by it, but I will not get any better with using it unless I practice. I was actually really happy with how this quilt turned out. I tried to quilt loopy five petal flowers and loops all over the quilt.
Here are some up close pictures of the quilting.
I bought a very busy backing in the sale bin at my LQS Memorial Day weekend. I like busy backings because they hide my terrible free motion quilting.
The label shows one of my flowers pretty well. I am hand binding this now for Slow Sunday Stitching and hope to wash it and share pictures soon. See what everyone is up to here http://kathysquilts.blogspot.com
Now, I want to try this same kind of quilting on another quilt. I am thinking my Sugar Stars UFO would be perfect for this same kind of free motion quilting. This is a Lori Holt pattern where I used all Bonnie and Camille fabrics for the flowers and a navy Kona for the background. I needed a backing.
So, my mom, dad, and I headed up to the discount fabric shop a couple of towns north. I bought some more of the pink and red print on the right. I had bought two yards a week ago planning on using it as the backing for my baby chicks quilt instead I will use the pink and red chevron on the left for the baby chicks backing and the pink and red print as my Sugar Stars backing. The aqua in the middle was a splurge! All of these were in the flat folds for $6 a yard and are Henry Glass fabrics--very nice quality.
Saturday, I got caught up with my blocks for the Farm Girl Vintage sew along. Here is my Churn Dash Block
and my Cool Threads block. These are such fun blocks to make and I am in love with the book.
I have not decided what to do with my vintage sewing box. I found this one on Pinterest
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/412853490817758173/ and was thinking of something similar in turquoise. I will get some other opinions first before I do anything.
Our weather has finally gotten better, so I will also take some time to enjoy my book out in the sunshine!