Keith invited me to lunch today – eating outside at the snack bar by the lake makes a nice break. Chris came to pick up his camper (he keeps it in our garage) and joined us for lunch.

I ran to the store after lunch and when I got home, I loaded and quilted my Strips and Strings Rail Fence top. It’s #12 of 21 to be quilted by the end of November. The plan this week is to quilt 3 of mine, bind some, knit some, and if I have time at the end of the week I’ll get the Lantern blocks on the design wall and start assembling that top.

The quilting on this one is freehand. I was thinking about doing some dwirling but I’ve gotten in a rut and have been telling myself I need to branch out a bit. I grabbed one of my books and took a quick look through it.

I decided to do something similar to the swirl quilting below. I like quilting edge to edge so I quilted a wavy line and echoed it …then a row of swirls, and another wavy line and echoed it again and so on, all the way down the quilt. There are some good ideas in this book.


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