Only five sandwiches for the wedding quilt are made so far, and I started with the four corners because they are only about 17 inches square. I thought I would make the smallest pieces first to get myself going.
There is a straight line of quilting along the edges of the scrappy strips, which I have sewn with my 1927 Singer 99K. I haven't used this machine since early 2016, which is when I started using my 1916 machine to celebrate its centenary. The old machine has had a good run of six years, and I fancied using the 1927 machine again to add to the enjoyment of making this wedding quilt. Much as I love the 1916 machine, I had forgotten how much smarter the newer machine looks, and how smoothly it runs.
Just these few lines of straight quilting help keep the sandwich together, so that means fewer quilting pins, and it will be easier to handle when it comes to the free motion quilting.
Just another twenty sandwiches to go!
Here goes for Week 365:-
Many thanks to Frédérique for linking up last time with her baby owl quilt. If you haven't seen her blog post yet, nip over now and see more.
Remember, FMQ is FMQ, whether your machine was made last week, or it is older than your granny.
Here are the very easy and slightly elastic rules:-
1. Link up with any recent post, ideally from the last week but within the last month, which features a free motion quilting project, whether it is a work in progress or a finish.
2. Link back to this post in your own post.
3. Visit as many of the other participants as possible and say hello in the comments box.