I started free-motion quilting my Lollypop Tree quilt. It has sat for nearly a year while I did Life and thought about how to start. I had quilted my Christmas Treat, but the spaces there were more wide open with fewer appliqués, so this one was a bit of a challenge, managing the quilt bulk and keeping the density of the stitches evenly spaced. I still have a few more details to take care of, like stitching around the trunk of the tree and across the leaves where they join the trunk, but after two-and-a-half hours, one block is done. Look at the tab above if you want to see the entire quilt.
And I promised you a beauty shot. Here’s my Sol Lewitt’s Patchwork Primer quilt top, in my outdoor “photo studio.”
I also put this as my home screen on my phone. It makes me smile. Hope you are smiling, too, as you enjoy your weekend.