This post marks my 100th post!! Wow! I can hardly believe it.
Even though it does take a bit of time to blog weekly, I really enjoy
the opportunity to write. There is always something to write about
when it comes to quilting.
In this photo, there is a whole lot of cuteness going on with these
puppies. This is actually a Charity Quilt our Guild created and
I had the privilege of quilting it. I love these small quilts because
I get a chance to practice some freehand quilting. It also feels
good to give back to the community and help someone out too.
In the doggie blocks, I quilted around the dogs. How easy is that?
In the dark blue squares, I opted for straight lines, almost
imitating a plaid look. I was short on time too, so this was a
quick way to complete the top.
The background is a bit blurry but it is a solid dark blue fabric.
I did use a blue polyester thread for the top and back. I also chalked
in the lines and used a small ruler to help with the quilting.
Delores made this quilt. I am amazed at how a simple
block can look so great just by turning it around.
Here is a close up of the block itself. It is a rectangle with 4 different
colors in it. The block is also surrounded by the tan border and then
turned sideways to create the pattern.
I used a red polyester thread on the top and a medium brown
polyester thread on the backing. The panto is named “Bowknots.”
This is what the outer border looks like. I really like this
Ah, the backing. The stitching really stands out here. It is
an interesting pattern.
An overall look at the backing. Hope you have a good week
and stay warm. It is -22 here right now. Brrrr…