Finishing Some Old Tops

I got a new Janome 8900 last April and have been practicing machine quilting on some old tops I had in my “to do” pile.  The large throat on the machine makes it so much easier!     I love hand quilting and always have one or two quilts that I am doing by hand.   But I also realize that I’d never get all the tops done in my lifetime.   I did straight line quilting on both quilts and am happy with how they came out.   Most surprising–no puckers in the backing.   I layered and pinned the quilt as I would for hand quilting and it worked well.

Our Mt. Battie MQG meets once a month and we have a traveling quilt going on right now.   We started around March 2017 and keep the quilts we are adding to for two months.   I think we have 2 or 3 rounds to go and our quilts will return home.   We do get to see them when they are passed on to the next person.   There are some gorgeous quilts in the making.   Can’t wait to see the finished product.

These are a few of the blocks that have been made for my quilt.   My theme is neighborhoods  and I made the block with the 3 houses.   The talent in this group is amazing and I love all the blocks I have seen so far.   I prefer that the blocks not be joined yet–I will find a background for sashing and filler blocks and put it together myself.

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2 thoughts on “Finishing Some Old Tops

  1. Good Morning,
    Wow, that lighthouse block is fabulous! And I love the houses in a half circle, too. All of them will look great – can’t wait to see them all come together in one quilt. I got a new sewing machine this year as well, and that bigger throat sure makes a huge difference. That along with a table so my sewing surface is flat has really made it easier for sewing and quilting. I am visiting Maine in June on a cruise. We stop in Portland and Bar Harbor. ~smile~ Roseanne

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