This year we are to share our kind of crazy. I wasn't sure what to share. I have never really done much of what I consider crazy. Well, yeah, there is my fabric stash, between 3 rooms and the carport, due to a sewage flood we had, but I didn't want to share that.
Then I looked at some pictures and realized I do have some crazy to share. My crazy is my quilting. I have done some fun things and my goal with this is to inspire you to give these things a try.
When I first started machine quilting, I did so on my domestic machine, a Viking Lily 550. I am sharing this table runner, to show you how big my stitches were.
Then I decided I wanted frames. I bought a used grace frame for about $100. I got it set up and it was a bit hard to guide the machine, but it did get a little better with practice. Right now, it is in the carport, again due to the above mentioned flood. Unfortunately, due to the remodeling and some changes we are making to what was my sewing room, I don't have a place to set it up, so I am back to my domestic machine, this time a Juki tl98q.
One of the projects I did on my frames was this tardis quilt for a son in law. Now, all I knew is this was from Dr. Who. So my daughter explained to me, that this floats down from the sky, so crazy me decided I needed to quilt stars around this quilt, but they had to shine. So, I decided to use metallic thread. Remember, this was when I didn't know a lot about quilting by machine, but through trial and error, I figured it out. It was fun. He actually needs it longer, so I am going to make a new one. My little grandson loves the Quilt, so I will make a new one for my son in law and my grandson will get the old one.
This is a fun quilt, I can't show the whole quilt as it has not been gifted yet. But this has been a learning experience for me. I started it on the frame, then decided to finish it on my Juki tl98q , off of the frame. The best thing is, is that I can feel my free motion quilting is really improving.
This one was fun in that I backed it with fleece. I also tried quilting stars. This quilt will be called Puff the Magic dragon and is for a grandson. I will share a full picture of the Quilt when I gift it to him.
I hope you are inspired to try some of your ideas you may have in quilting.
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