I promised myself that I would do more "fun" quilting this year. I just grab fabric and thread and batting and start to play!
I found a pile of orphaned four-patches and then pulled some matching fat quarters:
Those four-patches are leftover bits from my travel quilt that has been to many different hotel rooms with me over the last decade.
I stitched on some of the coordinating fabric:
Then I began quilting on Hazel, my sweet Sweet Sixteen I love my Handi Quilter Mini Scallop Ruler and used it to quilt some diagonal lines through the center of my quilt:
I also love my Handi Quilter Oval Rulers and used them to stitch continuous curve in the four-patch:
If stitching one curve is good, two curves must be better:
Back to the Mini Scallop ruler for stitch in the ditch:
Back to the Mini Scallop ruler for some parallel lines, stitched a perfect quarter-inch apart:
I had some space to fill and stitched a million feathers, long and lean:
I used two different threads in this quilt, both Clover 50-weight silk variegated. Yummo!
I gave this quilt to a colleague, but I have more of those orphaned four-patches. Hmmmmmm....... I think I might have to start playing again right away!