After a week of being on the road every single day, I finally got back in the studio on Sunday and got DH’s Crazy Cats loaded. Then, of course, it was time to figure out what I was going to quilt on it. I have not done any free motion quilting for several months so I was fresh out of ideas. However, I browsed some YouTube videos and came up with what I think will work.
This is my continuous curves attempt. I have no artistic drawing skills and it shows up in my quilting also. However, I think that I will improve as I go down the quilt and once the blue marking is washed out, these will look better, I hope.
This is what I am quilting in the strip blocks. Sometimes I see a row of e’s and sometimes I see l’s. Since DH’s initials are EL, that works for me.
I am going with really easy loops on the large outer border so that part is going well. And for some reason I didn’t get a picture of the second border so I will try to get that online later this week. I am planning easy leaves for the inner border but haven’t started it yet. I am not really excited about leaves so maybe something else will come to mind as I go along.
Oh, I haven’t gotten to the cats yet. My current plan is to echo the cats and that will take me some time since I have never done that, either.
This is the thread I am using. It is a Floriani machine embroidery thread and is working out very well, looking good on all the different shades of blue. I have Superior pre-wounds in the bobbin.
We had a wonderful time in Gainesville, FL last week. We ate well, slept well, attended a great concert, visited two antique malls, and, of course, visited a fabric store, Fabric Art, in Lake City. Did I spend any money? Oh, yes I did. And here is my bounty. The two batiks and spotted fabrics were 40% off. I already have a plan for the batik on the left (it is a lot more purple than this picture shows). I bought the banana fabric because bananas have become a favorite of mine since they are 0 points with Weight Watchers. I hope to make some kind of garment with it so I can wear it to meetings.
One more picture. While at one of the antique malls I found this. It is a sewing room for a doll house. I didn’t buy it (I am cutting down on things that have to be dusted) but thought it was perfect. It is a treadle machine and bolts of fabric. It was one of those times when I really wanted to buy something just to look at. However, I have no more surfaces to put “things” on so it stayed where it was.
Now, for a whole lot of quilting inspiration, check out Judy’s Design Wall blog.