My latest quilting endeavor!

Well last night I finished binding the quilt I was working on and washed it but all the pencil marks didn’t come out 😦  So off to buy some oxi-clean as I hear it will take out what remains of the pencil marks… I think after a few more washings the pencil would be gone as light as it is now…

So while I work on that ENDEAVOR!  I am starting my next project which got switched from my initial intentions… but they all gotta get quilted so SISTER QUILT TIME it is 😀

We started with this “Picnic” pattern in a book my bff got from JoAnn’s using her 40% coupon 🙂

We bought 3 jellyrolls and had scant amount left over… in this pic you can see mine has about 20 more blocks than hers as I wanted a bigger snuggle blanket and she wanted more of a lap quilt 🙂

She laid hers out as the pattern called for after fussy cutting each block to bring them back to square… I left mine slightly rectangular and set them in a chain pattern.  Do you have a fave?

Quilting was easy on hers… she is using pearl 8 cotton in beige to quilt her cream based quilt.  I am using YLI 40 wt thread in white to quilt my white based quilt 🙂  We both used cotton and bamboo batting… it beards a bit when quilting but hand quilts easily and is soft and cozy when washed sooo 🙂  I am happy!

I am quilting mine with double lines going diagonally.  I got feedback from a facebook group I belong to called “Celebrate Hand Quilting” and loved this new idea!  I am using 2 needles at a time to keep my lines straight with no marking this time 🙂

We pieced the tops together machine by machine on my back porch this summer… read more about that here.

So this week I plan to quilt away and wash away the graphite marks … what are your plans ???

My daughter had a friend over this weekend… I caught them playing in the hammock 🙂

with Daisy!

Have a blessed week whatever you do!


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