I finished the first star quilt. I decided to try it on the machine. I must confess I really hated it! I have only done one other machine quilted quilt so I am sure I would have liked it more if I was better at it…and if I had a walking foot….and didn’t use junk batting that I had on hand….
Be that as it may it was enlightening. I have done so may hand quilted quilts that it felt like it would have been so much easier to do it by hand. Im sure machine quilters would feel the same after doing one by hand.
Anyway I did really simple straight line quilting.
Then I got the idea that some decorative stitching might be fun…..( I recently got that Singer 600 so I wanted to play with it and Teddy wanted to watch)
I like the addition of the stitching.
It would have been great in silver metallic thread but I used what I had ….white . I even used the decorative stitch to sew on the binding.
I think I will do the other star by hand 🙂
The newest issue of Quilters Newsletter came yesterday.
My reindeer snowflake quilt is on page 19.
Teddy spent the whole day at the vet yesterday getting tests for allergies. The hope is that if we find what he is allergic to we can stop his itchy skin problems. He had a long hard day and had to have blood drawn and a sedative ……here he is with his bandage
He is feeling fine today but I don’t imagine he will be happy to go back to see the vet again any time soon.
The Teddy quilts that I made for the Quilt Alliance fund raiser will be auctioned on eBay soon
All of the quilts can be seen here http://www.allianceforamericanquilts.org/projects/galleries/Animals%20We%20Love/gallery/
The quilts will be divided into 2 groups
Auction #1: Monday, Nov. 9 – Monday, Nov. 16 2015
Auction #2: Monday, Nov. 16 – Monday, Nov. 23 2015
I will post a link when the auction starts so we can see how much Teddy sells for 🙂