Saturday, June 9, 2012

Challenge Day 11

It's day 11 of my 31 Day Challenge.  The sun actually made an appearance this afternoon and the front yard was in major need of some grooming.  I'm happy to say I did get one of Karen's quilts done before I went out to groom and another after the groom.


 I did a freehand swirl on this fun quilt and of course added the binding before taking it off the machine. 

I also wanted to share some of my favorite quilting necessities!

I LOVE these little scissors, they are clipped on to my shirt all day long and I've even been know to where them into the grocery store....and of course a little music helps keep the quilting moving and grooving along.

I discovered these magnetic pre-wound (classic) bobbins by Fil-Tec a while ago and absolutely love them, almost as much as I love candy and that's why I put them in a candy dish!  I use the white on 90% of all the quilts I do up.  I do have a few other colors too.  But surprisingly the white blends in real nice on most backing fabric.

 My machine doesn't do very well with a lot of threads, especially variegated, but it loves Superior's Sew Fine and so I love it!!  I also use this thread on 90% of all the quilts I do up.

...so these are just a few of my favorite quilting necessities!



Here is the 2nd quilt I loaded today and I did something fun in the pink borders and a small meander for the rest.

This makes 10 of 12, of Karen's quilt quilted up and 2 more to go, than the bindings.  I'm finally seeing an end to Karen's quilts, soon!

6 of 30 Finished

~Jenny~

17 comments:

Dawn said...

Such beautiful work, Jenny! Glad you got to see a spot of sun today in between your quilting work.

Angie said...

Your quilting is quite lovely. I've been travelling back through your pictures, they're very inspiring.

Shari said...

You are coming along very well! Very exciting to watch - so many lovely quilts and your quilting is just so perfect for them.

Ethne said...

Another 2 beautiful quilts, great work and great strides in whittling down your challenge pile

mathea said...

I find myself getting quite excited about this challenge. It's really inspiring to see how you come up with patterns for each quilt that are just right. I love the pattern on the pink borders!

But surely you have finished more than 6 of 30 quilts now?

Trudi said...

Wow 2 quilts and garden grooming! You are doing brilliantly! I love superior, thankfully my machine loves rainbows as well as so fine :) have you tried the new so fine variegated? Lovely!

Cynthia said...

Yeah, what number are you really on? Your count has said 6 of 30 for like the last 5 days! ;) I love so fine too...it's pretty much all I use! Keep up the good work!

Alison said...

I love the colors of the blues and greens quilt! The swirl quilting on it is absolutely beautiful.

Mama Pea said...

You are doing great! Good work. I thought you were past 6, but I must be thinking of all those little ones you had to do which probably aren't in the count yet. :-)

Sharon S said...

I see it was worth staying home. Missed you yesterday. you've done more than 6 of 30 right?

MariQuilts said...

I'm loving those free hand swirls. You are doing amazing with your challenge.

Tamie said...

Your quilting is beautiful. Another two is wonderful. And I know that I always feel better when I get a bit of gardening done too.

Dina said...

Two more beautiful quilts, beautifully quilted. I think you are doing pretty darned amazing on your challenge, and if you don't take a break from quilting now and then - getting outside is a great break - you will make yourself miserable. Now, if only I could talk myself into getting outside for some of that yard love myself...

Melissa said...

The quilts are just lovely! Your quilting really does add such amazing and unique detail to each of the quilts. The candy dish is a great idea - I keep my spools in a mason jar :)

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Linda Pruitt said...

Love what you did with the pink border!

Dora, the Quilter said...

I love those magnetic core bobbins from Fil-Tec too! They work in my class 15 machines too, so someday I'm going to order a bunch!