This is the red/white/blue quilt top I have been working on. Some of the fabrics I just bought are in it! I am going to add a border, maybe two. Then it will be done and on its way to a vet somewhere in New England.
The other day I read about this idea on someone's blog.. I'm sorry I don't remember whose. Was it Cheri of Jovali Quilts? It was someone who had attended Gwen's retreat (I'm envious.. can't wait 'til I retire so maybe I can go, too). The idea was to make a quilt using Floor Scraps. I loved the idea and made one from what I had worked on that weekend.
You don't get to see it yet. But here is what happened when I was trying to quilt it today. The stitches kept turning out way uneven. Can you see some that are way larger than the "normal" ones? (You might have to click on the picture to enlarge it.) This happened on different quilting patterns, so it's not just this goofy up and down line pattern. Does anyone have a suggestion? I couldn't get it to work properly. I re-threaded, changed the needle, tried different thread.. and still couldn't figure out why it kept happening. Maybe it's just my crappy technique. I'll keep plugging away at it, I guess, unless someone has a brilliant suggestion.
I plan to make another Floor Scraps quilt in the next few days. I love the idea! It's fun and it keeps my scraps from piling up too fast.