Progress! I had originally planned to piece the quilt backing for my husband’s Love Letters quilt top last Wednesday, but apparently the universe had other plans for me. I got sucked into the vortex of the #MiniMiniQuiltSwap through Instagram instead. It has been fun, but I really am excited to finish this quilt for my patient (!) and loving husband. I took the time at the beginning of this week to play with the extra blocks and scraps. I quickly decided to make a few extra Love Letters blocks, and I am really happy with how the pieced backing pulled together.
The strips for the binding are set aside, and the quilt is loaded onto my long arm. I discussed the quilting with my husband, and we picked out 50wt Aurifil 2620, stainless steel, for the thread. For the quilting pattern, it is going to be an all over back and forth line with personal details mixed in (like the states we have lived in together and other little love notes). I am excited to get started on the quilting now that I have a plan!
I also want to remind everyone that today is the last day of the Jaftex 85th anniversary blog hop that has been underway for the month of September. There are a lot of fabric bundles and awesome grand prizes available in giveaways, so be sure to check out the projects and blog posts below for more details on how to enter.
September 1 – Kim Diehl guest posting @ American Patchwork & Quilting
September 2 – Pepper @ Pepper at the Quilt Studio
September 3 – Anjeanette @ Anjeanette Klinder
September 4 – Leanne @ The Whole Country Caboodle
September 5 – Mark @ Mark Lipinski’s Blog
September 6 – Heather @ Heather Kojan Quilts
September 7 – Heather @ Trends and Traditions
September 7 – Martha @ Wagons West Designs
September 8 – Linda @ Linda Lum DeBono
September 9 – Heidi @ Red Letter Quilts
September 10 – Jill @ Jillily Studios
September 10 – Dana @ My Lazy Daisy
September 11 – Penny @ Sew Simple Designs
September 12 – Ida @ Cowtown Quilts
September 13 – Liz and Beth @ Lizzie B Cre8ive
September 14 – Melissa @ Sew Bitter Sweet Designs
September 15 – Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl <== That’s me!!
September 16 – Amy @ Kati Cupcake
September 16 – Barbara @ QuiltSoup2
September 17 – Erica @ Kitchen Table Quilting
September 18 – Leona @ Leona’s Quilting Adventure
September 19 – Margot @ The Pattern Basket
September 20 – Sylvia @ Flying Parrot Quilts
September 21 – Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts
September 22 – Kim @ Aurifil Threads
September 23 – Rebekah @ Don’t Call Me Becky
September 24 – Julie @ The Crafty Quilter
September 25 – Mary Ellen @ Little Quilts
September 25 – Mary Jane @ Holly Hill Designs
September 26 – Daisy @ Ants to Sugar
September 27 – Melissa @ Happy Quilting
September 28 – Janet @ One S1ster
September 29 – Jenny @ Martingale& Co.
September 30 – Teresa @ Third Floor Quilts