Wednesday, December 11, 2013


I'm frantically trying to finish up some XMas gifts to ship out. I have completed the quilting on my butterfly garden quilt. I just need to bind it and make a label and then wash and ship to my MIL in Illinois.

Each section has it's own quilting design, so it took a little while to finish this one up. Plus, I was originally making this for myself and decided to give it to my MIL a while ago, so I thought I had infinite time to finish.

I used two layers of cotton batting in this quilt and I love the trapunto effect that it gives, especially when the quilting is close together - it really stands out. I also tried to do some new fmq designs that I was not used to doing.

My new machine is great at fmq, but today I was having a problem with the bobbin thread. It would get caught and then I would have to stop and cut the threads. I looked and there wasn't anything caught in the bobbin case. I dunno. I guess I'll figure it out later, seeing as I finished quilting. I can't wait to bind it and actually finish this one, tomorrow.

I'm also working on becoming a blonde, again. It is a process, seeing as my hair is very dark brown. I'm at the yellow stage right now after bleaching twice. I might have to bleach again, I just hope not for a few days to give my hair a rest.

Linking up to Freshly Pieced.

Make some Christmas.



  1. The quilting looks good. I'm sure she will love it. Good luck with the hair.

  2. It's looking good!

  3. I love the colours and the quilting. Good luck with your hair. Personally, I prefer brown hair :)

  4. It looks great, Green! I've often considered using two layers of batting for extra warmth, but haven't done it yet. I was concerned about the drape and weight. How does the quilt feel and drape?

  5. I love all the different quilting you've done. Beautiful!

  6. This is beautiful! I love the colour choices and your quilting is brilliant!


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