Brrr. We are getting some of the coldest weather we’ve had all winter. Actually, I’m not complaining. It’s still sunny and we only have a few of these days here and there. It could be a LOT worse! We barely have any snow on the ground and the grass is still green under this light dusting. The Weather Channel says it was nine degrees when I shot this photo. With wind gusts up to 18 mph. What I’ll do for my readers as I try to get “the good light!”
My second quilt of the new year.
Another quick one to piece (large nine-patch) but I decided to FMQ and that’s where the hours can pile up. This is my second complete FMQ quilt but the first I’m showing off. We won’t talk about the real first.
I decided to do a random squiggly pattern.
This time around I was much more relaxed. I realized I had pulled the fabric toward me on the first and I was essentially fighting it all the way. With this one, I pushed the fabric away and had much more success.
I also learned to put the pedal to the metal and speed up the machine. It worked so much better!
Then I did a scalloped border using my walking foot and a built-in scallop stitch.
I think I will probably always bind my quilts using the faux piping technique. It goes so fast and that contrast adds so much.
So how’s the weather where you are? If you’re basking in the sun today tell me all about it!
Only 56 days until spring!