Hello, all! I truly have a Friday finish. I was up in my sewing room at 0430 this morning working on my finish.
I did not have the week I wanted. See my previous post for what my plans were and what sent me down in the dumps. I was due back to work this morning at 0700 and I work all weekend. I leave for Texas Tuesday morning. I really wanted the Sock Monkey quilt done before then. I put it on the quilting machine yesterday afternoon.
I tried something new for my free motion quilting. I had read to draw large FMQ lines and quilt back and forth over the lines so that you never sew yourself into a corner. It took some practice to get the lines right - I was drawing them too close. But it worked. The part that has me madder than a wet hen is that my water soluble marker keeps coming back!
Can you see the blue lines on the white? I am sorry for the quality of the pics and I may replace them. I wanted them before I left this morning and rushed. I won't be home before the sun goes down. This may be as good as they get for a few days.
Anyway, the quilt is now in the washer. I have warned my husband not to but it in the drier. I am hopeful he will remember to hang it up for me when he gets home.
Here is the entire quilt.
The pattern called for using the same fabric as the border for the binding but I thought it needed something more. That is the same reason I fussy cut the monkeys for the cornerstones. I backed it was some prewashed tan flannel.
I had some thread samples from Superior Threads that I used. They had sent me a red bobbin with Bottom Line in it that worked great for this after some tension adjustments. It is a very fine thread.
I used a variegated thread that they had sent (and the brand escapes me!) for the top. I love variegated threads. Must be 70s flashbacks.
I did this for a girl at work but used a pattern from a BOM project. So, have to take it to my BOM meeting on the 19th and then I will give it to her. I hope she likes it!
UPDATE: The trup through the washer took the marker out. It is a comfortable quilt. I hope the baby drags it to pieces!
I took a picture of the strip rag quilt I made my MIL one day this week.
It looks very bright is that picture.
This is a little more like it.
I don't know what I was thinking when I bought those fabrics but my MIL loves them. So, maybe I was thinking of her. At any rate, it consumed 9 1/2 yards of my stash! Woo Hoo!
I am linking up with Amanda Jean, AmyLouWhoSews, Richard and the Fabric Addict today. Hop on over to their blogs and see what is going on with everyone else.
A big Whoop Whoop for the new grandbaby that the Fabric Addict is anticipating.
Thanks for looking!