It amongst the up and downs of the last week, I managed to finish up my last two Quilt Square Quilt Along blocks. Here’s the first one…this one was a bugger.
If I look at it really close it seems to me like the center block is slightly tipped. It’s probably nothing you notice from a picture but it just isn’t as perfect as I would like it to be. I don’t like my machine quilting either. Then when I was putting the binding on, I sewed the binding on the back instead of the front. I didn’t want to rip it out so I just carefully stitched it down…UGH! You can’t tell unless you look carefully but UGH. Hubby says it’s all my imagination….
My next one is sporting a new quilt holder. Isn’t it the cutest?? The people over at Ackfeld Manufacturing sent it to me to give it a try. I LOVE the sewing machine!! Apparently Ackfeld came out with several new designs that you will want to check out. They sent me more goodies to use as prizes for the Quilt Square Quilt Along too. You’ll have to follow the link to see the cute Halloween one. I’m not a Halloween lover but I am thinking it would be cute to do one of the quilts in orange and black and hang it on that hanger. Watch for them coming up. In the meantime, I have been holding my little quilt and frame up here and there auditioning where I should put it. I am currently thinking it will hang in my sewing room.
How are you coming along with your Quilt Square? Remember, you don’t need to make all three that are left…just one is fine. If you didn’t join us for the first part of the year, that’s okay. We’re starting with a new pattern Lori Smith’s From my Heart to you Hands Quilt Squares #4. You can purchase the pattern here from Country Threads and join us. If you don’t have a blog and want to include your quilt in the parade, mail it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you haven’t sent a picture before and need help, send me an email and I will walk you through it.