With all my busyness of the holidays added to some sad losses have kind of sapped my energy and desire to do any machine quilting. However, I need to get the quilt loaded on my frame off, as I have 2 customer quilts in the queue as well as my son's quilt. His just needs 3 free motion borders. Despite my repeated measurings, I ran out of backing just a couple inches from the edge.
S I G H! Ah well, it is easily repaired. Thank GOODNESS for zipper leaders! I just zipped it off..and zipped on my second set and I'm off. It feels good to be back with a purpose and as always, thankful for the solace of my quilting and piecing. Here are a few pictures:
I am using a pantograph by Michelle Wyman called Simply Seashells. I got it at
You saw these blocks, but not the top.
Here is the border with the panto quilted on it:
Can you see the seashells? I wanted them to be more of a textural design rather than to stand out, so I matched thread. Not exactly, but just a couple shades lighter. I will show you the panto for the body of the quilt and a full picture of the quilt when its done.