Note: I wrote this on Wednesday, and yet it did not post. Why, interwebs, why?
This week has been flush with free motion quilting as I finally got to work on quilting the Harry Potter bookshelf quilt. Since I’m matching thread colors to the fabric color, there are a ton of thread changes and thread, honestly, so it’s slow going to bury the threads as I go.
So far I’ve done orange, red, yellow, blue, gray, and brown. I’m in the middle of gold, and still have green, purple, lavender, black and cream to go. And then all the background around the bookcase (which is lime greenish). My goal is to get three colors or more done per day so I don’t get crazy neck from bending over so much. It also helps break up the monotony of quilting book spines over and over and trying to come up with new designs
Sometimes there’s fun bits, like monogrammed cauldrons.
As I work through it to trim down sizes, I’ve decided to do a Scrappy Trip Around the World quilt, so some of these are getting cut into 16 x 2 1/2″ strips so I can piece those blocks as leaders and enders when I feel I need something different to work on.