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A cute quilt and a great panto!

I finished quilting this little gem of a quilt last night after work.  It is a customer top, made by my good friend, Betty.  She did a great job on this one, and chose the Star Swirl panto, from Terri Watson & Michelle Wyman. I love this panto, it quilts up quick & easy, & looks great.  This top and backing were made from unwashed batiks, so I was a little apprehensive, but Corky handled it great.  I had one spot I had to pick out and restitch, because it skipped some stitches.  I’m not sure what caused it, but I thought about all the tips I have read and decided to loosen the quilt sandwich a bit more, and I didn’t have any more problems.  It was one little spot, about 1/2 inch long where there was one long stitch.  The backing is a gorgeous red batik, and I had trouble getting a good photo of it, but the pattern and variegated thread look fabulous on it. I think Betty will really like it.


The next quilt to go on the machine is my cousin’s log cabin, with the cattle brand in the center.  I’m anxious to get started on it.  I hope this weekend will be good for quilting! Hopefully my body will be on the same page as my mind, and be cooperative!