On the frame this grey Friday morning is the Scrappy Happy Quilt! This quilt was made for our RV…to add a little colour to the brown and beige interior!
I’ll confess…I have put off quilting this quilt top…waiting till I get better on the Mid-Arm! With all those plain blocks, the quilting is going to be so visible! Well, the RV pulls out in just over a month and improvement isn’t in the cards! So I bit the bullet…and then got this sinking feeling that I had just wrecked a quilt top that I had really loved!! My confidence plummeted!
My machine was purring like a kitten but man I sure HATE this new batting!! I ordered four Queen size bags of Hobbs batting from Connecting Threads! I will NEVER EVER use Hobbs again!..EVER! Just LOOK at it…can you SEE the holes! And look at how baggy and saggy it is!
The grey and black splotches are HOLES!!
I got her done…she’s not perfect but she IS scrappy and my crappy FMQ will lend itself to her charm! Oh did I say ‘crappy’..I meant scrappy…:0)
SEW…now I am going to BIG stitch hand quilt around the vine and flowers in the hopes of salvaging this quilt!! (and hope that the BIG stitches draw the eye to the vine and not to the FMQ)
OK.. OK here’s a closer look…the loops are in the nine patches.
This is the side batting where the Frame clamps onto the backing and batting!! Have I told you that I will NEVER EVER use…
Hobbs again!! I was fighting with it the whole time!! From now on I’ll stick to Warm and Natural batting…Yup…first stop down south is JoAnn’s batting department!! She knows how to take care of me!!
Have a Fun Friday and keep that needle moving!! It’s good for the soul!! REALLY IT IS!!~P