Two Tops, 2 Goals

In last weeks post, I set a couple of goals.  The goals happened but my execution was flawed.  I wanted to empty my bobbins on a white quilt.  I wanted to trace a medallion from the rear of the machine.  This ended in a fail, and what I would call my best friend of late, the seam ripper, came out to play.

I ended up doing free motion quilting of C and S swirls, which showed nice puff on this old quilt top.  I also switched my thread to the thicker thread.  My machine LOVES thicker thread weight, and therefore I love thicker thread weight.  I also made the thread white, which was much friendlier to this quilt.  If anyone is interested in 3000 yard thread cones in some very nice colors, I will sell them to you at cost, $7 per cone.  I have black, white, tan, light blue, lavender, burgundy, yellow, and I will just have to snap a photo to remember all the colors.  This is longarmer thread, not cotton.

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The quilt pictured is no longer a UFO (unfinished object)!  Mother was delighted as she is the owner.  The top was a thrift store purchase.  “This quilt will be used”, said Mom.  I am hoping she is working on the binding today with her sewing group.

I am thinking I may need to go a-sewing with Mom again, Would love to go today but can’t”  I certainly have plenty of projects.  Like this one I started back in October when I last visited!

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I got this out of it’s storage and have started adding to the rounds.  All of the fabric panel that started this has now been used.  I had come across another piece of polycotton in the stash, so it’s addition is coming soon.  No goal for this one yet though.

And Good Fortune is now a completed top.  I learned a valuable lesson with my camera in snapping of the photos below.  If you are carrying a camera that is on with a touch screen, DONT TOUCH THE SCREEN!  All my perfect settings got messed up, I heard the camera beep like I had reset something.  I had to go back through the tutorial to figure it all out again.  These pictures seem fuzzy to me.  There is a setting to fuzz images apparently.  So sorry for poor photo quality, but it has been corrected since.

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The grass appears green, but that is decieving.  Those are just the February weeds that will look green when it snows and is cold.  A great contast to all dormancy of winter, hence the lovely show of green.

Goals for the upcoming week:

  • Start quilting the tumblers quilt (the backing came in the mail this week)

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  • come up with a quilting plan for Good Fortune (free motion of perhaps wood grain…a story for another post behind this thought)
  • Stitch some bricks for my leader ender

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  • Work on my Be Colourful Fanciful Flight kit

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Sew much to do, sew little time.

That’s a wrap!  Thank you for reading my blog!

2 thoughts on “Two Tops, 2 Goals

  1. Your flimsy of Good Fortune is very beautiful. I was very curious to see how this turned out, and it is quite amazing. Just goes to show that our ideas of color are narrow! I hope to take this lesson to heart, and be more adventurous with my color choices. 🙂

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