Another Finished Quilt Top

Last weekend, I was lucky enough to have lots of time to work on a sewing project.  I finished this lovely quilt top with Ava Rose fabrics by Tanya Whelan.  I am so happy with the placement of the colors. But this top isn’t finished yet.

Ava Rose Quilt Top

I still have to quilt it with this fabric as the backing:

Backing for Ava Rose Quilt

One of these days, I really need to get over being anxious about machine quilting, and take the plunge to finish a quilt top on my own!  To relieve some of the pressure, instead of stippling this quilt top, I could do straight quilting inside each square and just outside the borders.

I’ve had this Singer sewing machine for about 12 years. I like it because I know it, it can drop the feed dogs, and it has the ability to attach a free motion quilting foot. But it doesn’t seem to have a very big opening to fit a quilt.  I have done some stippling practice on scraps, but I suppose I should at least try stippling on a quilt or something bigger than scrap pieces. I know I should.

My next quilting project is this quilt pattern with these fabrics. 

zig zag quilt in progress

I’m so excited for this quilt that I am enjoying the entire process, even my least favorite task of cutting.  I am enjoying each step of the way.

zig-zag in progress

I’m not as anxious about machine quilting this one on my own because I’m planning to follow the zig and the zag with stitching.

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