Friday I had a touch of the machine quilting bug. I can piece for a long time but then the urge to machine quilt kicks in and I find myself at the quilting machine. I didn’t have much of mine that had backing and top tops both prepped and ready to go so I grabbed a charity quilt.
This is a really fun quilt. It’s super scrappy but the scraps are in bigger chunks. It is sure to be a quilt someone will love.
I am just doing a swirl of sorts on it. The back is all scrappily pieced together too. Being there wasn’t any one color, I took the opportunity to clean out some of my bobbins. I had six different bobbins that were 3/4 of the way full in a variety of shades of tan to cream colored to a variegated thread. I used them all. With the back being scrappy it really just adds to the fun.
The batting was pieces of left overs that I had put together to form a bigger batting. I think it is so neat that great quilts can appear from from what others classify as just junk.
My machine was acting up a little bit. I don’t know if it was the different threads or if something else is up. I changed the needle and gave it a good cleaning. I am hoping it is just a fluke.
There is another quilt very similar to this one in the stack of charity quilts. I am hoping to get to that one soon….