Playing with my fabric scraps always makes me happy – so today was a very happy day!
I had started sewing hashtag blocks during my evenings this past week. I didn’t go crazy but made a couple each night. Today while attending a virtual guild sew in and a online sew-in I sewed the blocks together.
The hash tag blocks are ten inches finished and the sashing is an inch and a half finished. It’s not that big of a quilt top and definitely needs borders. I am waffling back and forth between a grey border or a grey inner border and dark blue or red outer border. Either way I go it will make a nice wheelchair or baby quilt.
I also quilted a small quilt today made from fabric scraps. It’s the same pattern as the quilt I call my ugly quilt.
While I like the “ugly quilt” a lot more now it’s finished I still am not 100% thrilled with it. Still, I love the concept. So I started another version with fabric scraps in greys and brights near the end of last year. I didn’t take a picture of just the top before it was quilted. Here however, is the quilted top:
While I’m still learning free motion quilting I am happier with the quilting on this one than I thought I would be. I quilted lazy loops over the top for the most part. My movements were less jerky than before and I felt like I had more control over the process. The more I practise the more comfortable I become. Isn’t that always the way?
I’m contemplating either binding this in the grey fabric or taking a scrappy approach to the binding. For the moment I’m undecided. However, the decision won’t be made tonight. Tomorrow is another day!