No outdoor glamour shots of this one as we're in the midst of a rainy spell rendering all my favorite areas muddy and unusable. Pretty gloomy inside this morning as I took these photos.
A closer look
The main portion was quilted with a version of Angela Walters Leafy Meander design. Fun to do except over those dratted seam intersections where the FMQ foot wanted to bog down. Toward the end of quilting this portion I discovered a little adjustment on the foot allowing it to rest a bit higher from the fabric surface. Duh! Having not paid much attention to the manual that came with the machine I wasn't aware this adjustment even existed, and since the foot had worked well the first couple years my suspicion is that the little adjustment dial was inadvertently moved a smidgeon every time the foot was installed or removed from the machine. Lesson learned - always refer to the owners manual when difficulties arise - sometimes they are even helpful!! Ahem ...
Borders quilted with spineless feathers
As mentioned in a previous post, this was based on a pattern of the same name from Pam and Nicky Lintott's book Jelly Roll Quilts in a Weekend. A misnomer in my case as this quilt has been in the works for about three months now! I added an additional row of blocks and the border to bring the quilt to a more desirable size for the benefit auction. Fabrics came from a donated fat eighth bundle and my scraps. I used Hobbs 80-20 cotton-poly batting and quilted this on my domestic Janome 7700 using Aurifil 50 wt. thread for both top and bobbin. Finished size about 72x72 inches.
And now -
In other news, a few evenings back this fellow showed up in our side yard garden just before sunset.
Pulled down the pole holding the finch feeder, crunched it up and was busy eating niger seed when we discovered him.