Remember those four half square triangles I made last week? The ones that were the only sewing I got done the entire week? Sadly, this week’s progress is even less. Sigh.

One day I’m going to actually have a project to show you and you’ll be like “whaaaaattt???” 🙂 Hang in there – it’s coming soon….

But just because I didn’t manage any piecing for myself doesn’t mean I wasn’t busy. I finished the custom quilting on Pearl’s sampler quilt and I’m pretty happy with the way it looks. As usual, I love looking at all the texture on the back – it’s my favorite part.

quilting Texture on back of quilt

I was able to grab some evening pictures – the lighting isn’t very good. but you can still see what a beautiful quilt it is.

Sampler quilt custom quilted

Pearl’s sampler wasn’t my only customer finish. I also quilted Emily’s log cabin quilt. I love the icy blues she used in her top. The prints have snowflakes all over them. Super cute!

Blue log cabin quilt

Emily asked for an edge to edge design. So we chose a swirly design with snowflakes. I used Omni thread in silver on the top and Bottom Line thread in silver in the bobbin. It’s a great thread combination and that silvery thread looks really good on her quilt. I put the ProStitcher to work on this quilt and finished it pretty quickly. Below is a close-up of the snowflakes.

Snowflake and swirl panto

The quilting design is a pretty loose design and would probably be fairly easy to learn to freehand. But getting those snowflakes just right and keeping the spacing consistent would take many hours of practice. Hours that, for me, are better spent on other aspects of my Cooking Up Quilts business (as Rebecca so perfectly pointed out to me.) So, while Freddie stitched out the rows on Emily’s quilt I was able to straighten up and put away quilting supplies, type up a couple of invoices, and prep the next quilt to be loaded. Every day I am more convinced that adding robotics to my longarm was a good decision.

That’s it for me today. Freddie, and the lovely quilting that we create together is my crush for this week. Now it’s time for you to share yours! What projects are you working on that have you excited to be in your sewing space? Please share – we’d love to hear. You can link any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic – here’s how:

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