Thursday, April 16, 2015

Window Panes

48" x 58.5"

This quilt is made from the left overs of a quilt I have not finished yet.  For some reason I finished this quilt first.  The other one is a plus quilt made from the above fabrics plus a few more, but I don't even have the top done to show you yet!  I had 5 inch squares of the black floral print and didn't want to put them in my scrap bin so I found a pattern to use them.  

There were 2 small strips left to give the back some interest.  I quilted it with a swirly panto.  I have been having a problem with my thread lately.  When I get to the end of the bobbin, I get small knots on the bottom of the quilt.  I thought I had it figured out by winding my bobbin slowly, but it showed up again on this quilt.  Anybody have a solution to my problem?

I got to spend the week in my sewing room thanks to my kids giving me the week off!  They took turns teaching the little kids and doing homework.  I spent 4 full days cutting, sewing, and quilting.

These are some of the prints I dug out of the closet to cut up for quilts. These all came from an estate sale and were super cheap!  I was able to pick patterns and cut fabric for 10 quilts this week!  I also quilted 2 fleece blankets that were taking up a bunch of room in the closet.  My closet is looking so much better!  (and emptier)   

Next on my list besides the plus quilt is the last scrap bin to cut up.  Then I can finally work on some other projects besides sewing that have been waiting for me!  Hope you all get time to do a little spring cleaning in your sewing rooms too!


  1. Beautiful finish! I really like how the floral looks cut up like that. And your spirals look so pretty on it. A great choice. I haven't had a problem at the end of bobbins like that. I'll let you know if I hear something.

  2. That's a great pattern, and I love what you did with the back. Very appealing color scheme. It truly is nice to use up scraps and make room!

  3. Cute quilt and I love your spirals! So fun to have time in your sewing room!

  4. Hi Shannon, That was the perfect pattern to pick for your focus fabric - I like how the print encompasses the other fabrics - makes them pop. Another great quilt! Could you knotty problem be caused by how you thread your bobbin before you begin winding it? Are you using the same bobbin? These silly long arm machines have an issue one minute and the next it is gone.

  5. Hi Shannon, When longarming, I try to switch the bobbin out after each pass (or two passes on a smaller quilt), so the bobbin doesn't run out while quilting. Would this help?

    Great job using up every scrap!

  6. I also meant to comment on your stay-cation! How fun to have the kids step up and give you a break from the schooling! It's so nice to have longer stretches of time quilting!


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