If you recall, I had started sewing together some blocks with the scraps from previous quilts, using a variety of reds and creams cut in 1.5" strips. I made the nine-patch blocks first, then added cornerstones and strips to finish at 5". I used a variety of neutral blocks to add to the pieced blocks to create Scrappy, a 35-block quilt that finishes at 33" x 42".
I decided to quilt it by machine using one of my favorite quilting designs...cross-hatching. My back always aches when I spend too much time leaning over to mark a quilt, so I purchased some bed risers recently and used them to raise the dining room table. This gives me a perfect height to walk around the table and mark my quilt.
I was able to purchase the risers through Amazon HERE but I would imagine they are easy to find if you live in a city.
Once the design was drawn on with my Frixion pen, I headed to my sewing corner and started machine quilting.
Perhaps it will be used as a crib quilt, a wall hanging, or a table runner? I added a sleeve to the back, attached my Cuddle Quilter label, and now it is ready for a new home.
My quilting location has moved outside for the summer. In the early mornings, with my coffee in hand, I head outside to the back deck. I sit in my quilting rocker to do my stitcheries and watch and listen to the finches come and go. Scrappy fits right in!
It's a great day for quilting!