Monday, March 21, 2016

Machine Quilting and Wondering

My design wall was empty so I put up some 9 patches made from leftover Kaffe fabrics and the black mini dot fabric that is my new favorite background.  I had been sewing them as leaders and enders.  I have no clue what I am going to do them, so they will marinate on the wall, waiting and wondering what they will be, until I need the space again!

I started machine quilting my Folk Art Album, quilt yesterday.  I found a post about this quilt from 2014 hoping to have the quilt done by the end of that month.  I'm only about a year and a half off!   I'm getting closer now!  

Here is one of the blocks quilted.  The color is more true in the above photo.  I am just doing a stipple in the background after free motion quilting around all the shapes.  I am doing a continuous line in the sawtooth sashing.

Linking up to Patchwork Times.


Judy D in WA said...

9 patches and leader/enders--the perfect combination!
LOVE your quilt and your quilting. This is going to be fabulous.
I had to giggle when I read you were only a year and a half off with your finish. I completely understand. :)

Ramona said...

Your nine patches are beautiful just as you have them! What great blocks. I, too, had a smile after reading your comment about being a year and a half from your first finish date. Some things need to "cook" for a while! It's going to be a beauty.. no matter when it is finished.

Sally said...

Your quilt is beautiful! Sometimes the in-between projects make me as happy as the larger ones. I'm trying to organize leftover bits from several projects to have as leader-enders too.

JanetD said...

An empty design wall just begs for blocks to fill it, great use of the Kaffe scraps. I want to make another quilt with his fabrics one day. My DIL's have been loving the seeing stars, which is almost all together. The Folk Art Album is beautiful, so close to a finish there!

Mary said...

Love the scrappy 9-patches. Any setting on-point is good to me also. Nice quilting around the Folk Art quilt. Lots of work in that one.