First up is my mini-quilt - Rolling Stones - this is from an old issue of American Patchwork and Quilting and it is now available online here. The finished size is 14" square and if you look at their pattern, you can see that I chose very different fabrics for mine - and I love it! I chose the bright green for the binding - I thought it made the whole thing pop a little more than the blue.
|Rolling Stones - bound and ready to display|
I also loaded up a baby quilt on the frame yesterday and got some quilting done. A bee friend made this one for her niece, who is having her first baby. I did big swirls with a Sulky Polylite thread on the top and Bottom Line in the bobbin. These two threads don't play all that well together and I had to change the needle size to a smaller needle, loosen the tension top and bobbin, and also go slow. I really like the look of the Sulky, but I've had more luck using it with a cotton bobbin, so need to remember that in the future!
|Big swirls up close|