I’m wrapping up National Quilting Month with quilting projects: one large and one small. I’m quilting a large – and I mean – large quilt! It’s 90″ x 90″ and I’m quilting it on my embroidery machine. I spent weekends in March piecing Red Ribbons by Kaffe Fassett and added extra borders as the original size of Red Ribbons is 68″ x 68″. You can find the pattern in his Quilts in America book.
Truth be told, when I’m piecing a quilt, all I think about is the next step – the quilting – as that’s my favorite part of quilting! I love seeing the design come to life and watching the quilt morph into a dimensional, cozy quilt sandwich. The texture of the quilt completely changes as the stitches are added and the end of the task comes into view. It’s motivating!
But there are quite a few challenges along the way – like what design to select, what hoop to use and how to handle the bulk of the quilt. Tomorrow, on Facebook Live you can watch the process as I’ll be quilting the second half of the quilt. I finished the first half this past weekend. Come see for yourself how you can handle a 90″ x 90″ quilt on single needle embroidery machine!
And…meet Becky Thompson, from San Antionio, TX, my guest on tomorrow’s Live session. Becky is the force behind Power Tools with Thread (fun name wouldn’t you agree?). She’s so passionate about machine embroidery, I just had to introduce her to you. We’re going to have fun because she’s going to be quilting an Edge to Edge design in her studio while I’m quilting in my studio! Join us at 1:00 CST PM on Facebook Live!
But wait there’s more! My small quilting project is the big reveal of the April Door! If you’ve been looking for a breath of spring – you’ll find it in the April Door. I can’t wait to share it with you tomorrow on Facebook Live. See you at 1:00 PM CST on March 26, 2020.