My sister has been out of town quite a bit over the past month or so. While she was gone I had access to her long arm so I took the opportunity to finish several quilts.
The first is the black and white Delectable Mountains quilt (I posted photos a long time ago!)that I am going to gift as a Christmas present to my brother and his girlfriend. Because the outer border is mostly red, I thought the quilt would look sharp if I quilted in red. The quilt pattern is very linear so I quilted with a large looping meander to contrast.
Several years ago, I made a braid quilt from a pattern found on Moda’s Bake Shop blog. Once again I went to the “well” of my 3 Sisters scraps and all the fabrics I used were from several collections. I quilted this one pretty heavily. I did a large loop in the outer border, smaller loop in the inside border, feathered down the center of each braid and then stippled between the feather rows. It took me about 5 hours to quilt and I went through nearly 3 pre-wound bobbins. I am very happy with the quilting and doing this one really helped build my confidence.
I have one more to quilt to bind and then I think I am going to work mostly on bags and totes for Hazelnut Deux. I am afraid the holidays will be here long before I am ready!