Two more projects have been moved off my WIP list!
I can't believe I've had Dreaming of a Lavender Christmas and Blue Christmas on my WIP list since winter 2014. Wow, that's a long, long time ago! Back when I finished the final block of Leaf Me Alone, which is still waiting to be quilted...
With the new open toe presser foot for our department store sewing machine, I'm able to navigate a little easier while free-motion quilting. These two panels are not perfect, but they look better than Peacock Blues, and I'm actually anxious to free-motion quilt more so I can (hopefully) get better at drawing with a domestic sewing machine.
First I did the blue one...
The backing is my least-favorite snowflake fabric.
And then I did the purple one...
The back is the leftovers of a Christmas skirt and reversible vest I made so many years ago, I don't even remember when.
Each quilt, my efforts to manipulate the layers inside the narrow neck of the Brother sewing machine get a little less shaky. I'm even beginning to remember to make sure the needles is down before adjusting the quilt. I can't tell you how many jumps I had in Peacock Blues because the weight of the quilt would pull the fabric right out from under the needle each time I forgot to stop with the needle down.
The borders were done with straight stitching on my good, old, reliable Viking Husqvarna.
As luck would have it, we got snow right after I finished these two quilts. We made the best of a cold, soggy garden by escaping the metro in favor of snowy fields in the mountains. The Lizard snapped a couple of photos of me with the quilts.
Linking up with Busy Hands Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Crazy Mom Quilts.