Another Day

Miss Molly started barking when she went out early this morning. She does bark to come in but it was a different bark. I looked out and the flock of turkeys were in our back yard. One came over to look at her.

Some of the turkeys were in the trees and one was marching up and down on my neighbor’s roof.

The turkeys are very big now. I hope that they will stay the winter and come back in the spring. It is fun to watch them.

I’ve finished my three UFOs. This means that I can choose to make a new quilt or continue on finishing another UFO. I haven’t decided yet which one I will start today. There were so many UFOs in the blanket chest. It was overwhelming. I decided to divide and conquer. The large quilts are now hanging on the right side of the closet. I’m going to send them to my long arm quilter , one at a time as soon as I find backings to fit. The medium quilts are on the left side of the closet. I will quilt those myself. The smaller ones are still in the blanket chest, but the pile is smaller and not so overwhelming.

The three finished quilts are baby quilt size. This little one was part of my demo for using orphan blocks. I started by machine embroidering the squares. Then I quilted using the walking foot..

It was easy to keep the lines of quilting parallel using the border guide foot. There are still many specialty feet in my foot drawer that I haven’t tried yet. Quilting and sewing is much easier when the right feet are being used.

Because the quilt was made with orphan blocks, there wasn’t a binding made with matching fabric. I found some that was almost the same color and made a flange binding. It adds a pop of color to the edge and there is no hand sewing. This is the way to go when a quilt has to be finished fast.

The other two little quilts are the same. I had done half of a jelly roll race, It was long and skinny. The piece was cut in half, borders were sewn on and they both were quilted with built in stitches. I used the stitch in the ditch foot which has a flange to keep the quilting somewhat straight. Miss Molly has inspected the quilt and likes it.

This will be a day of decisions. I have two large UFO quilts out to machine quilt. Which one will I start? Will I do free motion quilting, ruler quilting or machine embroidery quilting? I’m going to let the quilt talk to me and tell me what to do. Or, will I start a new quilt that I’ve been thinking about for a few days? It will be a fun day.

Have a great day and happy quilting.

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