Several months ago I pieced this batik diagonal quilt and shared the tutorial for it. I was planning on this being a baby quilt and it was interesting to see how divided everyone’s opinion on it was. Many thought the colors weren’t right for a baby quilt, I still think it would make a beautiful baby quilt but the colors work in our living room so I think this will be Mr. Mickey’s quilt.
It is hard to believe that it has been just a little over two months since we moved to Ankeny! I am finally getting back into the quilting mode.
Life is good
I’m having fun! Three walks a day with Mr. Mickey keeps me active but not losing any weight because we are having fun trying out new restaurants all the time. It has been almost a year since we found out that Mr. Mickey has congestive heart failure. The medications are working thank goodness and we cherish each day with him.
There may not be pictures on the walls in our living room but I have rearranged my quilt studio 3 times already! Yesterday I did it again so I could have a place to take photos of my work. I still have the faux brick wall that is perfect for photography. Here is a peek at what it looks like.
Vintage 15-91 Sewing Machine
I am still doing all of my free motion quilting on my vintage 15-91 Singer sewing machine. It really helps to have a table behind and to the right of your sewing machine to support the quilt while quilting.
When it gets to the point of quilting, I usually want to do something that doesn’t take much time which is why you will see so many of my quilts are quilted with a simple meandering stitch.
The thread I used is a light green and it only shows up on the solid light color so I did a simple little swirl there.
I used the dark green batik for the binding.
I can still see it as a baby quilt or it would be perfect for a lap quilt in a wheel chair.
Mr. Mickey approves of the quilt!
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