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 🙂
Have a blessed week whatever you do!