How has your week been? Mine was busy, busy, busy, and also warm. What is happening with the weather? Not that I am complaining! I'll take warm and rainy over cold and snowy any time. But it's certainly weird to have the windows open in February.
This week in the sewing room, I quilted up the small hearts quilt that I chose for my One Monthly Goal! Whoo-hoo! Here it is:
If it looks a little wrinkled, that's because I forgot to take pictures before I washed it. Brain cramp, I guess! I made this little quilt in 2015, and I wanted to have it done for Valentine's Day this year, but that didn't happen. Oh, well! It's still February, and it's still finished! It was free-motion quilted with a loop and heart meander, which I admit has more loops than hearts.
I quilted this on my almost 50-year-old Pfaff 362 after thread basting it nice and secure, which was good because this got squished a lot when I was quilting it. Somehow I can never avoid crossing over, doubling back, and generally having the quilting plan go off track. It usually turns out okay, though, and I'm happy enough with this one.
Every time I talk about thread basting I get comments and emails about how it's done, so this time I used dark thread and took a picture:
It's just lines of big stitches put in by hand instead of safety pins or straight pins, and it doesn't take long, plus it holds everything very secure. I pre-threaded four needles and basting this took less than 15 minutes.
I gave this quilt a zippy green binding, which I thought gave the quilt a little zing, and also. . .
. . .made the quilt reversible! It's not just for Valentine's Day any more! The flowers are a bit bright, but they'll be perfect for spring and make it feel fresh in the dining room. This is just singing right now, with the windows open and all.
So there's another little quilt out of the closet and in use. Feels good!
Hope everyone has a lovely weekend. It's going to be 70 degrees here, which is almost unbelievable. I had planned to clean out my machines and change needles and things, but maybe I'll have to do something outside instead! It's just a sin to waste a great day, isn't it?
Sharing at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Finished or Not Friday, crazymomquilts, and One Monthly Goal.