Friday, July 15, 2016

Some Quilting Fun!

Besides finishing up my Christmas in July project for Island batik, I have spent a good part of my week just having fun.  I opened up my drawer of orphan projects and pulled out a pile of blocks, looking for a quick and easy project to work on just to enjoy some simple sewing and quilting.  The first one I pulled out was a block in red and green that was 15 inches square.  I looked in my stash and found the perfect shade of green - added them for borders and layered it for a quick quilting job.  I picked a red thread and did a swirl hook design.  I was so happy with this I went on to quilt my CIJ project with the same design!  Here is the finished quilt:

Well, that was so much fun I had to find another project to work on the next day!  I picked a mini snowball and nine patch block that was ready to go.  I quilted this one in swirls:

How could I stop at this point?  Yesterday I pulled out another block - May Roses.  Feeling creative, I added a border to my block, set in on point with one of the fabrics in the block, then another border.  Really had fun with the quilting on this one.  I did some flowers, adding leaves, echoing and spirals.  Yes, I did enjoy the quilting a lot on this one!  Small quilts are the best for playing with free motion practice!
Besides quilting for fun, I also put together a sample for Threads That Bind - a Fall Charmer table runner using a Welcome Fall charm pack.  I did a quick swirl pattern on this in orange.  Bold thread seems to be my choice this week!
No quilting today, but I did put together a couple of tops for quilting later.  I've really enjoyed some good creative sewing time this week and it has done me a world of good - I just feel happier and more at peace.  Sometimes it's good to just make something with no real expectation or purpose in mind for it!  Of course, I've added the first three to my Etsy shop, but I really just made them for the fun of finishing something quickly.  Next week I have some deadlines again, but I hope to add in some fun quilting as well.  I still have a good pile of orphan blocks to deal with (wink)!

I'm linking up with Myra of Busy Hand Quilts for Finished or Not Friday:

Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts

Come join the fun!


Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

All of your quilts are so pretty with lovely quilting on them. I vote that I make some smaller quilts very soon!

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

Thank you for linking up to Finished or Not Friday. I have pinned your quilt on the FONF Pinterest board.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

It really is fun to just sometimes "play" and work on whatever catches your fancy. Beautiful quilting!

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