Here is another top I quilted this week. I put this one together a few years when someone gave me some duck prints. I tried the round feathers again!
It is beautiful and sunny today so I took these photos on the back patio.
I have 8 more quilt tops in the pile to finish!
Wish Me Luck!
I am so bad about cleaning my sewing machine. I always seem to be to anxious to get to the sewing part that I do not want to take the time to brush out the lint. I am almost embarrassed to show you how bad it was.
Here is a before picture........I'm so bad huh?
I put the bobbin so you can have an idea of how much I got out of there.
Looks so much better...I still need to get out the vacuum and get the rest but at least now I have a happy machine and I can get busy sewing again!
I put this quilt top together about 10 years ago. I decided it was time to quilt it. I thought it was a perfect quilt to use to practice my round feathers. I have about 18 more circles to do then I plan to do some free motion fill in quilting. I am not sure how I will bind it. I am thinking of using a blue or red fabric cut on the bias and I will try to go around the curves. It measures about 54" by 68". The fabric is vintage and still in great condition. I found the fabric in a box I had with some of my mom's stash. She was a seamstress and did a little quilting. She mostly made clothing. She passed away back in 1984 and I kept some of her fabric. I was not quilting then so I'm not sure why I kept it. I'll post a couple of pictures when I finish it.
Last June I decided to stop buying fabric for a year.. I did pretty good. I only bought a few yards of fleece in December, that's not fabric is it?
When we moved into our new home in October I realized that I had more fabric than I would ever be able to use. I gave some fabric to a friend's daughters who are just learning how to sew and I gave some to our local library where we did some sewing lessons.
For 2014 I plan to complete UFOs before I start a new project. I just ordered a big roll of warm and white batting so I will be busy quilting over the next few weeks. I'll post photos as I finish them.