I do think I’m getting my sewjo back!
A big part of it was going to the post office today and finding this:
One day I had been reading a blog post on Mary Mack’s Blog and saw that she had a giveaway for some scraps of Island Batiks fabric. Of course I commented because she had a beautiful quilt finish she shared and I won!
Here’s a photo of my goodies:
Yes, I confess to fondling them! 😊
While Maryellen and I had been chatting via email back and forth we shared our thoughts on the Covid shutdown and the effects of the police violence on all or our lives. I told her I hadn’t been able to do any quilting for a while. She encouraged me to get back to the machine for even just 15 minutes and suggested to post my results on Instagram using the #justsewjune hashtag.
I sat doing the quilting on Spring Into Summer while looking at those yummy batiks thinking of the changes I want to make to the pattern I designed for the batiks I have been saving and collecting.
Next thing I knew, I had finished the quilting!
I wanted it to be a soft cuddly quilt so I did a lot of ditch stitching, a bit of straight line quilting, some swirling wishbones in the skinny magenta border and a FMQ flower in the outside border. This quilt has Hobbs 80/20 batting and I can’t remember if I used 2 or 3 green Aurifil threads, but I know I used 2 purple Aurifil and a reddish magenta shade in the quilting. I buried my threads as I went. Then I tried using a heavier variegated thread on one part of the design. It just didn’t pop as I had hoped, but I’m content.
Tomorrow I’ll get it squared up and the binding on. Might even get some decent pictures if the weather cooperates!
What have you been working on/ playing with today?
Thanks for stopping by 😉 Carol