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Continuing with my virtual sew-in, I quilted my last Rainbow HeartStrings top today.

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Pantograph is Steam and I used a lime green thread – I find it’s the most blendy when I’m quilting tops with bright fabrics.

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Normally I cut the binding fabric when I finish a top but in this case, I didn’t have any of the sashing fabric left so I decided to just wait to figure out what to bind it with. It turns out I had just barely enough of a solid black in the stash. That sliver was all that was left!

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The binding is already on and ready to hand stitch down.

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It’s Friday and once again I waited until the end of the week to get a top quilted. This one started with a Jelly Roll and I added some strips from stash to make it a little larger. It’s another one built with quarter square triangles and it was based on an antique quilt I found on eBay. Pantograph is Feather Frond.

Brief Instructions for my Spools quilt as well as a RWB version are available on my website. 

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Since I didn’t have leftover strips for the binding, I’m pulling something from stash … I’m debating between the pink, the turquoise, and the gray. Which would you choose?

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I spent all afternoon working in the sewing room and I would have accomplished more if I hadn’t been distracted.

I have a Kite die I haven’t used before and I started pulling some turquoise and greens from the bin but I put them back in the closet … I already have a quilt on the design wall so it will have to wait.

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I also had a set of fat quarters sitting out … I looked at a couple possible designs before moving on to some actual work but I think I’ll keep them with these turquoise fabrics until I’m ready to make something with them.

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So after playing with fabric for a while, I got down to work and cut and pieced some more blocks for the Flock of Geese quilt and then I quilted the hourglass top. I waited until Friday, but I got my one top quilted for the week and I’m just one behind my goal.

Pantograph is Feather Frond and I like how it looks on this one.

 

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This is the last of the tops I promised Mom I’d get quilted this year. I still have a couple of hers left but they’ll wait a while longer. Truitt’s quilt is the last of 3 t-shirt quilts we made for my SIL’s grandchildren from her shirts. Mom will get it bound and I’ll create some labels for her to sew on them.

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Pantograph is Bubbles.

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Pantograph is Curly Hearts and I won’t be using it again… so much time spent rolling the quilt and thank goodness it was a small one. There are more butterflies but I don’t have good side lighting in the sewing room so it’s hard to get a full picture of the quilt that shows the quilting. Once it’s bound, I’ll post another photo.

This was my Jelly Roll quilt made after the Maine sew-in a few years ago. They all did the Jelly Roll Race quilts but I don’t like those so I did my own thing intending to appliqué the butterflies after finishing the top — I never got around to it so Mom did the applique for me.

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I’m glad to be making progress but I still can’t work for long without taking a break. My heart rate jumps up with just the slightest activity and I get tired and breathless fairly quick. Still, I’m learning to work within the limits and since I’m getting things done, I’m happy.

Quilted

Just a little one but I enjoy quilting it with my walking foot. Stitch in the ditch is too fussy for me and I like the effect of quilting beside the seam using the edge of my foot for a guide.

I have 3 different Tumbler dies and this is the smallest one – 3 inches.

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I also managed a walk after the rain – I thought I might get caught in a lingering shower but it didn’t rain again and we walked to dinner after Keith got home.

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Quilted

The Easy Flock of Geese top is quilted. Pantograph is Happy Times. I’m getting boring but it was on the machine and suited the quilt so that’s what I used! Brief instructions are on my website at the link above .

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I’m now 3 weeks behind on my goal to quilt a top each week I’m not traveling but maybe I can get a doll quilt done later this week to catch up a little.