I’m slowly making progress on quilting my Card Trick lap quilt. I’m machine quilting in the ditch, which is pretty easy, except for maneuvering the rest of the quilt around when I need to make a turn to follow the card trick pattern, which is not so easy. Maybe I should have just done an all-over grid pattern! Anyway, it’s quite easy for me to ignore the machine quilting in favor of something else more interesting. So, to try to keep myself plugging away at it, I quilt one block each day before working on other things, and at the end of the day I put my walking foot back on and put the monofilament quilting thread in so that it is all ready for quilting the next block the next day. I have 8 of the 20 blocks quilted so far.

Here’s an update on one of the more fun things I am working on:
I’ve been assembling some of the 9 patch blocks that go around the vehicles print for this 1st birthday quilt. Andrew had fun looking through my scraps and stash with me to pick out colors that go with the colors in the vehicles print. It’s pretty bright – maybe I should put a thin black border between the center print and the 9 patch blocks.

Are Crackpots up for NaBloPoMo this year?

2 Responses to “Progress”

  1. Ann says:

    This comment is probably too late, but I vote for the thin black border between the vehicles print and the 9-patches.

  2. Nancy says:

    Actually, you’re not too late. I have a few more 9 patch squares to make, and then I will attach them to the outside of the theme print. I am leaning toward a thin black border, too.

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