Hello, my friends! I had a great week and I hope you have too!
This past week I basted the Grungy Windows quilt and started quilting. I can not express enough how much joy I have been feeling while sitting at this machine this past week!
It took me about a day to get Josie, my quilting machine, up and running. She hadn’t been used since I quilted the Iron Man quilt last May. Since it’s so dry here in Arizona, I oiled her and ran her for about 15 minutes on medium speed. Afterwards I did some quilting on practice sandwiches to adjust the tension as well as get into the quilting groove. It was good to flex my muscle memory with some designs and spend some time learning others.
Since I’m keeping this quilt I decided to just dive in and start quilting. No stress over bad quilting wobbles, or the occasional broken thread. I kept telling myself I had an entire quilt to “doodle” on, so I’ve been quilting a different motif (doodle!) in every block. The quilting is showing up really nicely on the back too. I’ve been having such a blast with this quilt!
How was your week? Several of you mentioned you wanted to work on WIPs this year, have you identified what you want to start on first? Have you pulled them out to begin finishing them yet?
This week’s To-Do list:
- Finish quilting Grungy Windows
- Add binding to the front of the quilt, start hand stitching it to the back
- Start January Bag of the Bag of the Month Club
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