On the Frame: A Charity Quilt

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….

2 thoughts on “On the Frame: A Charity Quilt”

  1. It’s just weird how machines will act up for no apparent reason. Sometimes the only thing that works for me is to just walk away for a while…so maybe the problem is me instead of the machine. Usually a new needle (turned just slightly right), a complete top re-threading, cleaning the bobbin area & bobbin case and putting in a new bobbin does the trick. Other times I think the machine is just cranky!! :) It’s good it doesn’t happen too often.

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