This month, our Charming Gals Club is focusing on quilting...so far this is what I have finished. This one is Reveille, made with Barbara Brackman's Civil War Homefront. I quilted it with straight line grid quilting and put a small ric-rak border around the edge. I decided that these little quilts are the perfect thing to practice my machine quilting skills with. For this one, I used YLI Invisible Nylon thread on the top and cotton on the bottom. I think I like the silk finish threads better for the bobbin thread, and will try that on the next quilt. To mark the quilt, I used the Golden Threads paper, and I do like that because it is easy to see and comes off easily. Last week I ordered a new packet of border designs from them, and I am anxious to give them a try.
And here is a little charity strippy quilt that I practiced machine quilting on. Once again, I used the nylon thread for the top thread. For some of the designs I used a washable blue marker and some I used the Golden Threads paper. It turned out better than I had imagined it would...practice helps!
Jack decided he needed to model the quilt for me. He likes to play in my sewing room while I am sewing, just give him some crayons and paper and he is a happy little guy!
This morning, I went to Caleb's school for breakfast, and to visit his classroom. It was fun to see meet his teacher and tour his classroom. I am very blessed to be able to participate in activities like this!
Hope everyone is having a blessed day...off to make an apple walnut cake and a pie or two...the apple trees are FULL of apples this year!