Sunny Days is machine quilted and I must say I am pleased with it, I think it is the best machine quilting that I have done. I worked several hours on this quilt Wednesday to finish it up and got it washed yesterday morning. I really didn’t run into too many problems with it, it shrunk up nicely in the washer and dryer and you really, really have to look for the couple puckers that I know are in it. Slow and steady – I marked the lines and managed to stay straight, the area that gave me the most problems was stitching around the flower petals but they were good enough that I didn’t even think of redoing any of it.
Trying to get stitching and depth to show up sometimes is hard to do so this is from an angle.
I put just a little hand quilting in this quilt on the flowers for the accents on the petals.
I used Hobb’s Heirloom 80/20 batting – I meant to get the 100% cotton but order the 80/20 by mistake but I’m very pleased with it, soft and cuddly, it quilted very easily and shrunk up a little bit for that look I always like. This fabric on the back is from Connecting Threads – very much on sale about $3 a yard I think.
I have six labels gathered up now since late last year waiting for me to put them on the quilts – are you slow like that with labels? I used to be so good with it and now I never get around to them.
I went to quilt group last night and brought Patchwork of the Crosses along to share and managed to get it next to the stage so I could stand above to take a photo. I will post more photos from quilt group tomorrow – I got quite a few. I am linking up to Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Whoop, Whoop Friday if you want to wander through and see all the quilts and things.
Craftsy’s BIG Summer Sale: Save Up to 50% on ALL Online Classes! Begins this morning!! There are a couple classes I want to check out and this is the perfect time for me to get them. The two that I want to try are : Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot (25% off) – I thought this one would be perfect me to learn more as I do not care for free motion – I just can’t get the feel for it – but I love the look of the straight lines and this will give me more information on it. The other class I am going to get is 3 Blocks, 30 Quilts (25%)– she will show settings on how to make 30 different quilts using 3 different blocks – should be inspiring! Some of the classes are 25% and some are 50% off so you need to browse through the selections to see what you want.
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