There was only one way to get over my fear of machine quilting and that's to just do it. That table runner wasn't going to quilt itself no matter how much I wished it would.
The stencil gave me the confidence to know where I was going. I've had to fudge it here and there but it's not too terrible. I'm working on one small section a day and so far, so good.
Even better, I've got four, yes FOUR of the center Dresden blocks machine quilted petals and all. I haven't exactly made friends with the Juki but at least we are on speaking terms these days. Whew.
This week I've also managed to finish three more blocks for the sunflower quilt. Jeannie, you better sit down because I'm getting ready to say that I'm packing it up until next spring. I just can't work on projects out of season. If I wasn't afraid of angering the machine quilting gods the Dresden would be packed up too. It's too springy for me right now. I need fall colors.
This is what I'm itching to get to. I started it last fall with some autumn batiks and packed it away in December. Now it's an old friend that I am happy to see again-I just have to make some space for it. My tiny sewing nook is getting mighty crowded.
Finally, here's a kitty for Friday Felines. Emi is helping Daughter do the laundry. All together now......