Time to Start a New Quilt

Thursday my Curvy Quilters group will be meeting for a day of sewing. Since I take along my Featherweight sewing machine and it can only sew straight stitches, I plan on starting a new quilt. I have batiks purchased to make Christa Watson’s ‘Facets’ from her Machine Quilting with Style Book.

This will be the second time I’ve made the Facets quilt. I followed along with Christa’s Quilt-Along last year.

Since son #1  commented on how much he liked the Facets quilt shown above, I’ve decided to make this one for him. But he requested that it be bed size. I might need more fabric! I had given the first lap size Facets to son #2 and my DIL because she loves batiks.

Last week I completed 3 charity quilts.  Read more about these quilts and see more photos here.

Here are some close ups of the quilting.

Above, in the corners of this quilt I did this circle/star design. I stitched around the design twice so it showed up nicely on the light fabric.

For the last 2 quilts, I switched to an overall design, stitching edge to edge.

Above, I used a large overall meandering design.

On the above quilt, I added loops to the meandering design.

Phew! 3 quilts completed! Completing them was my One Monthly Goal for April.

As for the Fusion Blanket, I keep chugging along on the blanket stitches. I think I have only 7 more squares to complete before the next step of crocheting around each square.

And now it is May! You know the saying “April showers bring May flowers?” Hubs and I have taken several walks at local nature preserves, and the wild flowers are bountiful and beautiful this Spring! To name a few, we have seen Phlox, Wild Geranium, Spring Beauties, Trilliums, and my favorite- Jack in the Pulpit.

I’ll leave you with 2 photos borrowed from the internet.


and Wild Geraniums

I hope you are enjoying the season in your part of the world!

How did I do on last week’s To-Do List?

  1. Finish 3 charity quilts. Tops are pieced. Maybe backs, hope so. Sandwich, quilt, and bind. One is almost complete. ✔️ Yes!
  2. Keep plugging away on Fusion Blanket – blanket stitch squares. ✔️ Plugging away on it is about right. One little square at a time.

This week’s To-Do List:

  1. Work on ‘Facets’ at Curvy Quilters this Thursday.
  2. Finish blanket stitching the Fusion squares!
  3. Quilt the One Block Wonders quilt that I pieced last July. This is part of my One Monthly Goal for May.

I’m linking to To-Do Tuesday and Linky Tuesday.

4 Responses to “Time to Start a New Quilt”

  1. Sally Says:

    Facets looks really cool. I can see why your son wants one.

  2. Amy Says:

    I love the facets & batiks quilt. I can’t wait to see it finished!

  3. Jean McKinstry Says:

    The facets quilt is stunning, and the new batiks are so good together, lovely brights with the darker navy. Phlox, I can remember the perfume so well/

  4. Christine Slaughter Says:

    I love your Facets quilt! I can’t blame your other son for wanting one too! Way to go with three quilt finishes… Woo Hoo! Are you enjoying using your sit down quilting machine?? Makes quilting easier, for sure!

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