In January, my youngest son announced that he was the only child in the house without his own quilt. He insisted that his birthday present was a quilt.... not a major problem, except his birthday was 4 weeks away! There was no way I could possibly make a patchwork top and then hand quilt it in 4 weeks!
There was nothing for it, I was going to have machine quilt his present and do it quickly!
He picked his fabrics and we decided on simple circles on a plain background, so the patchwork was simple enough. Then I faced down my fears and free motion quilted the quilt using swirls and stars.
So now I have switched my focus from bags to teaching, I have some time to play with quilting, I am having a go at free motion and straight machine quilting:
I love this quilt and the way that the quilting is making it change and the texture is gaining!
The free motion flowers and a bigger challenge but I am enjoying it:
So the adventure in machine quilting will continue, accompanied by my stack of new quilting books for inspiration and tips!