Open Line Friday…Pot Pourri

Free Motion Quilted FlowerHappy Friday, Everyone!

Today is Open Line Friday–Any Questions this week?

I will start by answering a few questions that came up in the “comments” this week.

ABOUT THE FLOWER QUILT

A bit more clarification about the little floral quilt from Wednesday’s :  Free Motion Quilting:  Playing with Scale

The large flowers were stitched across the entire piece first, then echo stitched to make them “pop” more.

The Happy Blossom filler from Tuesday’s Tutorial was added last.

Free Motion Quilted FlowersRAW EDGE APPLIQUE

When stitching with Robison-Anton’s Twister Tweed, I used a Schmetz Topstitch 90 needle.  A Topstitch 80 would work as well.

A note about needles:  Increasingly, I find myself using the Schmetz Topstitch 90 for all of my free motion quilting.  For most of my projects it has been trouble free.  For more about needles:  How to Chose a Needle for Free Motion Quilting.

Free Motion Quilting and Raw Edge AppliqueTHE CIRCUS

Last week, I wrote about a jaunt to The Ringling Circus in Sarasota, Florida…One of our readers, Mardi Carter,  shared the link to her quilt, “Bigtop”.

Her gorgeous circus quilt won the 2014 Hoffman Challenge for Mixed Best Machine Work!

Congratulations, Mardi!

AS THE SUMMER WINDS DOWN

I’m a little distressed about the end of summer.  It’s back to school on Monday…

I had a very busy summer, but still didn’t do/see half the things on my list…kayaking, fishing, Willow River State Parkhike Taylors Falls–see the potholes…

What about YOU?  What are your plans for the weekend?

What summer activities do you have left on YOUR list?

We’d love to hear!

Lori

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