Friday, May 27, 2022


I loaded up the seaside quilt and worked a few rows using a panto.  I ended up using a red thread for the backing and a beige for the top which required a bit of tweaking to get a balanced stitch!  It was worth it!  I have the quilt half done..  Note the empty design wall in the background?  I couldn't have that!
I dug out an Acuquilt die for the Batik fat quarters I had in the stash!  In no time at all, I had a quilt I had earmarked long ago!  Now was the time!
Ah, yes-is this not a cheerful riot of color?!  The alternate blocks are just 9 patches.  The colors play well together!
The blocks are not easy to piece;  sew white to the corner blocks then stitch the opposite corrner wings to the center square.  Then each corner set is attached to the middle.  The curves are gentle so it is easy to stitch without pins!  I did two rows on this and will enjoy the rest on Saturday.

Today, we have an adventure at MarineLand with dolphins and grandchildren!  


  1. Pretty pretty quilts. Enjoy your adventure today!

  2. Nice summer colors! Have a fun day…and don’t forget a picture or two. :)

  3. What beauties!!! I do love a bright batik. Have a great day with the Grands!

  4. I think you confused me with Anonymous, LOL. I wish I could get a true balanced stitch between two colors on the Long arm. I guess it just takes practice. Love the new design, that's one on my list to try.

  5. I hope you had a fantastic adventure today! I've never been to Marineland but I'm guessing it's lots of fun. If it has dolphins, I'm in!
    The quilt is wonderful and so cheerful. We can all use that these days.
    Blessings and love,


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