I have to admit that this quilt as a whole doesn’t excite me…at all, but I am *SO* happy with it just because I finally solved some of the free-motion quilting issues I’ve been having – YAY!
This quilt was made with two of my vintage sheets (1 for the squares on the front, 1 for the backing) and some solid pink. I will be donating it, probably to my guild. I don’t think I’ve donated a quilt to them yet this year although I have done the Quilts for Kids projects.
Quilted in the ditch and then with large hearts in the solid pink and meandering and hearts in the floral.
There is admittedly nothing spectacular about this quilting. I really just wanted to do it to get some practice and to figure out why my thread just Kept. Breaking. Over. and. Over. Again. on the last few quilts I’ve tried doing. (I seriously mean constantly breaking! It was breaking every 2-3 inches!) Turns out that having my thread stitch set to “0” wasn’t enough — I needed it set below zero. And not a single thread break this entire quilt! Same thread and needle as before, so problem should be solved! WOOHOO!
Hopefully I can practice quilting a few more donation quilts and then try quilting a quilt that’s been pin-basted for a few years just waiting for me to get to it.
This quilt was part of my personal challenge and finished on time!
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