How do you start a blog again after a long absence? This has been whirling in my brain for some time. However, I did not come up with anything profound. I will start with today. I have been quilting a lot this year. I just finished #152 for this year. This quilt is a grandmother's flower garden. English paper piecing, pieced together, then appliqued to the background. I just love the colors, and my phone doesn't do it justice. The owner and I thought cross hatching would be nice.
We were right. I just love how it turned out. But, I must tell you the rest of the story.
I own a Handi Quilter Fusion with Pro-Stitcher. That means I have the capability to have computerized quilting. I didn't know how to set up for cross-hatching a whole quilt. It made me a little nervous. I did some research on a Facebook group, found an idea of which design to use, and gave it a try. It did work out marvelously! I'm pretty excited for the owner to see it.
This next one is a quilt I worked on this summer. I used the computer for the flowers in the points where the blocks meet, then filled with swirls to give the idea of a windy day. Each umbrella (80 on the quilt) is also quilted with vane lines. Lots of fun on this quilt. I enjoy when I can mix computer with my own work.
Then, last, this is a mini quilt - about 11" square. I made two of them, starting with 3.5" squares for the pinwheels. Then, I quilted them both at the same time with my Pro-Stitcher. I used a clam shell design resized to 3/4" high.
This was for our Sew Small sew-along. We are working out of a Moda All-stars book, but the quilt chosen was applique. So, I made this instead. This month's is paper-piecing, so I am working on something else instead. I think you may think me mad when you see it later this month. That's all I'm sharing about that right now.
Anyway, I look forward to sharing more as I go along. Thanks for joining me today!