Fabric used this week 13.25 yards
Fabric used year to date 13.25 yards
Fabric added this week 0 yards
Fabric added year to date 12 yards
Net used 2017 1.25 yards
I'm in the black this week, but I just squeeked in! Since I hadn't done any machine quilting for a while, DH and I pin-basted a baby quilt panel when we were pinning the other 2 quilts. I use it to "warm up" my quilting muscles, including my brain......
I outlined many of the elements in this cute panel, then stitched loops and swirls in the pink gingham-look border. The quilt has pink gingham-look flannel on the back to make it cozy for a new baby. It will be donated to my guild for the Hugs program at our local hospital.
For the pinwheel quilt, I stitched double circles looping back and forth in each block. I used a neutral thread in the light blocks and a variegated thread in the dark blocks.The plain border was stitched with simple leaves, forming a zig-zag pattern, and then large swirls in each of the outer border blocks.
I finally have my first two finished for 2017. The top and binding of this quilt was made entirely from my stash of pre-cut charm squares (5 "), while the border and binding was made from leftover backing fabric from a previous quilt. The backing fabric was part of the order that arrived last week.
Check out all the progress shared at Judy's blog, Patchwork Times.