I've got a pretty good system going: QPC. That stands for Quilt Piece Clean. I set the kitchen timer for 23 minutes, Quilt (or load the long arm) for 23 minutes; Piece for 23 minutes (today it's Easy Street, Bonnie Hunter's newest mystery); then Clean for 23 minutes. I'm decluttering the basement -- such fun.
Two of the three quilts I've quilted and bound this week are somewhat larger than the eight previous ones. I'm trying to take advantage of a week with no commitments!
Since I had the time, I tried some more detailed quilting on this Schnibbles quilt, "Leap Year."
The pattern called for 2" squares, but I used 2 1/2" from my Scrap Therapy collection.
I added this one to my "ready to hand off quilts" shelf.
I liked the look of the "back and forth" quilting in the borders so much, I decided to use it on "Flurry" by Kate Spain. This lovely is going on my quilt rack for the holiday season:
Oops, it is too big for my quilt holder to handle! I ventured into quilting poinsettias, since the fabric has a perfect flower to copy:
I joined the flowers with loop-de-loops and quilted the sashing with red thread in Angela Walter's "back and forth" design:
Then a real challenge, a UFO from 2011, "Night Stars." This was a "Thangles" BOM project from Ruth's Stitchery several years ago. It went in the UFO pile when I decided I hate using Thangles to make half-square triangles.
Chocolate Mousse' helped DH hold the quilt over the edge of the deck so I could photograph it!
I love this fun backing! I'm thinking I'll send this one to Ohio for my niece, whose bed is the only one in the house without an Aunt Marti quilt.
Linking up to "Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday" at Quilting by Moonlight.
And "Finish it Up Friday" at Crazy Mom Quilts.
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