Here it is, Friday again - can you believe it? I hope you're ready to get your whoop whoop on - I know I am!
This week, because Jolene is waiting for a new throat plate, I've had to do some straight line quilting on my Juki (her name is Tillie, by the way!) And today I finished this pretty, very bright quilt!
The center of this quilt was donated to our ministry, and we added the outer border and orange cornerstones to make it a bit larger.
There's lots of different straight line quilting designs on this one…
It's hard to see, but if you click on the picture, it's a bit better. I did radiating lines out to the edges of the quilt in the corner blocks…
…radiating diamonds in the hot pink cornerstones...
...and straight line stitching in the hot pink border.
The center X's are shadow-stitched in all the background areas…
…and so are the O's.
I learned a lot with this quilt - I tried out some of the negative space quilting tips in Judi Madsen's new book, doing some marking to get my lines in the right places. You can probably still see some of the marking because I haven't washed this quilt yet.
(I apologize for the pictures - it was just too cold and gray to get decent pictures outside today!)
This quilt will be going to an 11-year old girl who lost her mother and eight siblings in a house fire in Kentucky last week. The bright colors and whimsical design seem perfect for a pre-teen and I hope she'll be able to wrap up in it and remember all the good times when she misses her family.
That's my whoop whoop for the week -
Now it's your turn!
What's been making you dance the happy dance this week?
(At least there's one good groundhog in the world!)
Share - we want to dance right along with you!
The party will stay open until Sunday midnight -
Hope to see you there!