My new piece is finished. Now, I have to finish three small ufos or one big ufo before I can start another new quilt. My rules. Although, I can break my rules if I want to.
I usually don’t make more than one quilt or wall hanging from a pattern, but This one is the fourth one with this design. I really like it and will probably make more in the future. It is so easy and makes up quickly. This time, I decided to reverse the coloration and make the background a dark floral. The other pieces would be solid in the colors that are in the background. It looks so different.
The flowers were free motion quilted with Superior Bottom Line thread. I have a bobbin holder full of this thread in lots of colors. Originally, I bought it to sew down applique.
Several years ago, I was using bottom line for quilting and was running out. I was going to order more on line from the company in St George, Utah. I had heard of a very nice quilt shop a few towns away and went there for a look. It was a wonderful shop. There was so much to look at. I found a rack of Bottom Line and picked up a cone for purchase. I also bought other items. As I was checking out, I mentioned to the clerk that I was glad that they had Bottom Line as I needed it to finish quilting. She immediately became the quilt police and started yelling at me. I could NOT use that thread for quilting. It wasn’t made for that purpose. I kept quiet, payed for my purchase and walked out. I have never been back. I did check the information on the Superior website and it did say that the thread was fantastic for micro stippling.
I am up to date on the Morehead Mystery quilt. The clues come once a month and although there is a lot of piecing to do, it can be finished in short time. Then it goes into the basket to wait for the first Thursday of the next month.
One of my wall hangings has been on the wall at the peak of the living room in my Maine house for 20 years. I thought that it would be destroyed with the wood smoke, summer heat, and winter cold. It was taken down and washed. Amazingly, it is still as good as it was when I put it up there. Tessellating Triangles is one of my favorite patterns. It looks hard to make, but it is all straight sewing. Squares are pieced in rows and columns. They are recut with a square template on a diagonal and resewed. The cut off pieces can be resewn into a miniature version of the original quilt. I did make a queen size quilt with this pattern.
Miss Molly has checked out the wall hanging and approves.
Now it’s time to find the three ufos and get busy.
Have a great day and happy quilting.