Hope you are all having lovely holidays! Aubrey was home for a few days over Christmas and we were able to spend time with the extended family.
Now, it’s back to work. I loaded Susan’s Flying Around Denim quilt and got a start on it. The pattern is from a local designer and quilt teacher. Laura Vis. She taught this class at Smith Owen Sewing and Quilting in Grand Rapids.
Susan chose a simple puzzle meander for the quilt. As you can see the geese are 3D pockets so I will not be quilting on those.
A few words about quilting denim quilts. Most are made from jeans and the tops tend to be very heavy. The intersections are also very thick and difficult, if not impossible to quilt through. This means you may not be able to chose a paper panto or digitized pattern as those designs will surely land on intersections and thick seams. Your machine will get hung up or even break needles in some areas. Choosing a freehand design will allow you to avoid those areas where you might get into trouble.
I also finished my Falling Triangles top. Cut off points notwithstanding, I am pretty happy with it. It goes in the line-up for quilting 🙂