I need to get moving on some things. Sometimes it seems like little gets done. After I finished the Joseph’s Coat quilt I said I might do up some pillowcases to look better on the bed than the ivory I normally have and hadn’t gotten around to it. I don’t have much fabric leftover from most of the colors in the quilt as a lot of it was fat quarters. I bought two black pillowcases and I put some fabric strips together and I am adding them to the cases – one down one to go – I will show them when complete but for now a teaser –
I dug through the box of quilt tops that need to be quilted to see if any of them could be used for machine quilting practice. This one that I picked out is 65 x 76 inches about as big as I would want to try – it is simple squares in squares. I figure if I do the straight lines for all the rows first then I can go back and do the squares in the squares – sounds simple but will it be! The fabric next to it – that crazy print – is the backing fabric. I am just doing straight lines – I’ll let you all know how it goes – I am determined to get caught up one day!! I will save queen size for hand quilting and smaller ones that I want to be more of an heirloom quality. These in between sizes can be practice – I am doing straight lines well enough that they will be used, just wouldn’t be anything really special. Black thread is what I am thinking will be used. What length stitch do most of you use for straight line machine quilting? I wonder if I set mine too small.
Of course a new pattern here as well – I saw this last week from the American Quilters Society and just had to have this one – I ordered the pattern set (also can be had as a BOM) I have no idea when I will start it – this one will be slow going – very detail work – some can be done embellishing with fabric pens. This is wall hanging size 46 x 51 but such detail it will take me awhile, I really am not sure when I will start it.
Here in Arkansas we will be near 70 degrees once again as it was yesterday and maybe for the next 2 or 3 days! where is winter – well usually happens in January – we will enjoy the warmer weather while it is here – windows are open this morning already!!