“Red Thread” Quilting

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Still no iron!  It was to be delivered last Friday according to the Bed Bath and Beyond website, then Tuesday according to FedEx, now its Thursday.  To have a “stop work” on my piecing is really difficult for me – I depend on my piecing to keep me active as short spurts of busy work throughout the day – especially when I have fabric all cut and ready to sew, and those tiny little 3″ blocks to keep up with!

However, I did finally get going on the red thread quilting on the Just Takes 2.

The first pic shows my pretty much standard quilting when I’m not trying to follow a straight line – just a curve from a point to point, and maybe some added loops.

 

The second picture is what happens  when I’ve come up with a quilting idea that just didn’t quite work – the block  turned out sort of pushed out of shape as a result  – I’ve so far not done any major ripping out on any of this quilting (which is a milestone for me!), but this block may have to be re-done.

And the last pic shows when I’ve successfully come up with a neat motif that just fits right!

Its the end of January!  This is when I start thinking only February, then March…then we’ll start to see Spring 🙂

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