Yesterday I quilted Jill’s quilt, Farmers Daughter, and it is a good example of how I space my lines. PLEASE note that I am no machine quilter! All I do are these straight lines and no, I don’t lock anything in – I just side step from the left side to the right side. This is utility quilting only – I like piecing but when that’s done, I’m ready to move on. I quilt all my tops because I’m lucky enough to have a longarm machine and when I die remember I said my quilts are going to the funeral and those attending will take one home. This idea belongs to Susan Henderson – I cannot take credit for it but for those people attending, I want them to be able to take a finished quilt home with them, not a quilt top.
So I start on the left and stitch about 1/4” away from the seam line. I return to the left side and stitch 1/4” away from the seam at the bottom of the piece. Then I go back one more time and stitch in the middle.
Here are the first two lines of stitching – the next line goes through the middle. I did this on all the block pieces.
I quilt through the borders with the same spacing before and after the block. This sashing is quite narrow so it has only two lines of stitching.
Like I have said many times, the quilting does not interest me – thus the straight lines. I think it doesn’t compete with the piecing and that’s why I like it. Machine quilters are very talented people and I would not want any of you readers to think that I don’t appreciate that talent because I do.
Our pattern, Farmers Daughter, is in the online store. You can purchase it and download it there.
I visited the garden center again – I just love buying those flowers and then coming home to plant them. I always use a coffee filter over the drain hole.
Remember the school desk that I had Rick remove the lid?
I will add a layer of pea gravel after I’m sure the plants are established.
Here are some of the succulents I just bought that are included with others I already had growing in small pots.
I just finished planting and it’s raining lightly – I hope it keeps up long enough to water everything.
Snoopy! What’s down there?
The red and white Picnic quilt was hanging here but I was due for a change. And there’s my free couch!
Siri is much better! Thanks for all your suggestions but she has had every test known to man and they were all negative.
That’s all for Saturday – since it’s raining I have permission to sew in the middle of the day!