Since I had just finished the intense quilting on Marianne, I treated myself by dusting off one of my personal quilts and loading it. This quilt was made for a challenge with my quilt group, Loose threads. The challenge was to use two pieces of fabric, one dot, and one stripe that we had randomly chosen from a blind draw. I pulled from my scraps and paired them with Kona gray. I did not plan this quilt, and I would like to make another and choose other colors/fabrics. I didn't have a pattern, just made some elongated snowball patterns.
My quilting was influenced by a quilt that was done by Teresa Silva at firstname.lastname@example.org. I love freehand swirls and waves. My straight lines were done without a ruler, it was so relaxing.
I finally got brave and tried out my HUGE cone of Superior's Monopoly. I had been so afraid of trying it, but it quilted beautiful with absolutely no problems. Honestly, I felt like I had just won a contest when I started quilting...I was giddy!