Version One - Something Simple

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I went through many designs and many layouts using the little block unit but decided this was the one that worked the best for these fabrics. Let me introduce my latest small wall hanging ‘Something Simple’. Well, technically is isn’t done. It is a summer weight quilt as my best friend and quilting buddy calls it. Top completed and waiting for the layers.

When I see all of the beautiful machine quilting there is out in blogland it tends to make me feel a bit intimidated but also inspired. Quilting my own quilts is on my ‘TO DO’ list. I need to set aside some time and just DO IT. Do you machine quilt or send it out to someone?

Micki

12 Comments

  • Deb Scheerz

    Hi,
    Checked out your blog today. Love the dancing dog logo. I recognize some of your quilt designs from our Woodlake Quilters meetings.

    • 2 Dogs Studio

      Connie, thanks for your kind words and for visiting. This is the first time I have joined your ‘Linky Tuesday party and actually ANY ‘Linky’. I have seen them for ages but have been a bit shy to add my quilt/blog to the list. These ‘Linky’s’ are a great way to find new blog sites to follow. Have a great day.

  • Diann Bottrell

    I have been trying to machine quilt most of my quilts because having someone else do it is expensive. I mostly straight-line quilt using my walking foot, with a little experimenting with FMQ once in awhile. I’ve been pretty happy with my results, so I would say it is worth a try! Love your quilt top and th block it is made from!

    • 2 Dogs Studio

      Diann, thanks for visiting and for your words of encouragement. I have only ‘stitched in the ditch’ on a few small things. Got the job done but not very exciting. I am inspired and overwhelmed when I see all of the beautiful machine quilting at some of the blogs. I will have to take a leap of faith and give it a go.

  • Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

    I love the bento blocks set on point. They really look different this way! I personally have never sent a quilt out for quilting. I have a regular sewing machine and have quilted all the way up to a large queen size on it. It can be challenging, but very doable.

    Thank you so much for linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday! I would love if you would post a button or a link back in your post or sidebar!

    🙂 Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  • Jasmine

    It is a darling top. I do my own quilting now, but I had a few quilted by someone else. I used to get one to two yard pieces and use them for a whole cloth quilt to practice my FMQ. It really helped my confidence and was more enjoyable than just practicing on muslin. I kept my first one (to see my progress), but have donated others.

    • 2 Dogs Studio

      Jasmine, I like your idea of practicing on a whole cloth quilt. Maybe use some of that fabric that you thought you needed and now you wonder WHY you bought it. Come back and visit.

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