I'm on the home stretch, I think. I've spent the weekend putting in a lot of effort on quilting the pick up sticks quilt.
I would have thought it would be done by now but man it takes a long time to quilt one of these puppies on a home sewing machine.
Last weekend I quilted in the ditch around the blocks. This weekend I focussed on free motion quilting wide wiggles in the sashing and that went quicker than I thought it would. I then decided that leaving the blocks with no quilting in them wasn't good enough so I am straight line quilting an echo around the pick up sticks.
I'm pretty happy with how it's turning out. I'm learning a lot about my sewing machine as I go along and I'm getting better at the free motion quilting. How many hours of this do we have to do to get really good at this?
While I was working on this I was thinking of Helen in Ireland who is tackling her own quilting back log and Laney and Elizabeth in the U.S. who are also working on their free motion quilting. All in together girls!
I'm hoping to get this finished by the end of the month but I've got a really busy weekend coming up so I'm crossing my fingers. I'm linking up with Beth of Cooking Up Quilts for Main Crush Monday.