Seems like all I have been doing lately is free motion quilting on my Botanica quilt. This is an old BOM pattern by Robyn Pandolph. Sadly it does not seem to be available for purchase anywhere and I am unable to find my pattern. Someone has contacted me with a wish to purchase the pattern so if you know where it can be obtained please let me know so I can pass on the information. Here are a few of my progress photos.
This is 2 1/2 weeks of quilting 2 - 4 hours everyday. I am finding that the quilting really causes my carpal tunnel to act up so I try to only do about an hour before taking a long break. Overall I am happy with the quilting, it certainly won't win any awards but the quilt will soon be finished and I think the quilting enhances the appliqué. What I am most unhappy about are the straight lines in the borders. I really need to find a ruler foot for my sewing machine so I can do some ruler work rather than just free motioning the lines. I think a little investigation is in order!
I finally found the missing blocks for my grandson's quilt and have been making a few more blocks during my "break" times. The blocks had somehow made their way into an entirely different project basket. They must have been scooped up while putting away the other project. So, so happy that I found them before finishing the quilt. This is an easy project that isn't needed til the fall so it is perfect for when I just want a bit of easy sewing.
I am very excited that next week my SIL, who is also an avid quilter, is coming for a visit. I am so looking forward to hosting her for a mini quilting retreat, now to get busy tidying the studio!