I finished this little pillow top this morning.
Bird perched on milkweed
My stitching is getting a little better, I used Tula Pink for the flowers and Joel Dewberry for the bird. While I was quilting yesterday evening, DH brought me some New Year’s Eve snacks.
New Year's Eve Snacks!
Today I’m going to start working on this tree, I may omit the bird.
I finished my sister’s quilt yesterday at about 1:00, DH didn’t want to be in the photo so I had to crop him out. This is the second quilt I’ve made, still haven’t tackled a full size bed quilt yet, perhaps in 2012. I quilted in a meandering pattern which I found difficult because my Bernina 550 QE isn’t sunk into the table, it just sits on top so I really had to wrestle with it. I’m going to have to figure something out for the next quilt I make because it created a few problems, especially when I had to stop and readjust the fabric. I pointed the flaws out to hubby but he said no one would ever notice — except me of course. But after a roll in the washer and dryer, I’m sure it’ll be better.
I got a lot of free motion quilting practice out of this exercise even though it was a bit of a chore. I tried using the stitch in the ditch sole on my walking foot when attaching the binding but found I was more accurate with the open sole. There are far too many different fabrics in this quilt to mention them all but I’m sure many of you will recognize a lot of them.
As promised, I made the offset square pincushion using the tutorial at PlanetJune, but not for the wrist. If you are not sure how to sew this offset square, start off larger, I made my squares 5″x5″ which was much more manageable. After making the blue one I thought there needed to be contrast between the top and bottom squares to show off the funky shape. I’m not finished the yellow/orange pincushion yet as I need a fun button and I have none in my stash.
Offset Square Pincusion
Today I’m starting on another pillow, one with applique using this tutorial from Don’t Look Now.