Free-motion quilty goodness! As I have said in a previous post, I'm learning to free-motion quilt. So I had to have a quilt to start with so I made Hip To Be Square (Busy Bee 2003 pattern). I choose fun bright, busy fabrics to help hide my inevitable blunders, which is not really a bad thing since I LOVE bright colors.
I love greens, teals and other "lakey" colors. This quilt went together quite quickly. There are 30 squares to practice free-motion patterns, most of which have been or will be inspired by Leah Day's Free-Motion Quilting Project.
This is my first block, serious problems with the bobbin and getting the correct tension. I'm chalking it up to learning curve.
It really helped when I put the correct sized bobbin in the machine.
hot, Hot, HOT here! I know I live on the lake, but WOW, upstate NY is not known for 100+ degree days. The lake is like bath water.
Thank God for AC! It allows for summer sewing. Sew, I have started my next quilty project. I have it all cut and have started sewing. I can only give a sneak peek because it may be a present, if it turns out okay.
I hope they like the color combination. It is bright, but what can I say, I like bright!
A friend was making strawberry jam recently, and my husband is a BIG jam fan. So in order to bribe her for a jar of that yummy concoction, I made up a fun little potholder for her...to help hold on to her hot jam pot! ;) (BTW, she just happens to love mermaids!)