ADD or plain ol’ burn out?

This always happens. After a marathon of machine piecing resulting in the completion of a quilt top and/or backing, I must step away from it. I’m never quite sure if it’s my ADD tendencies or if I’m just tired of looking at it—probably a little of both.

This weekend, I ignored the blue/white lawn chair quilt and scooped up another batik quilt for which I have created a pattern—yes, for sale, some day—if I would just finish the sample!

The quilt is 72″ square and assembled with 36″-square quadrants. After ditch quilting along every seam, I free motion quilted this design on the top:

This design comes from Volume VII of Quiltmaker's digitized quilting designs and Electric Quilt.

This design comes from Volume VII of Quiltmaker’s digitized quilting designs and Electric Quilt.

with this yummy 3-ply, 40-weight, all-cotton variegated thread

King Tut thread

The color changes occur about every 1½”, and I’m using it on the top and in the bobbin.

Although the spool label recommends a size 90/14 needle, I’m successfully using an 80/12 with no breaking, shredding or skipped or uneven stitches.

Railroad Ties machine quilting

The quilting motif measures about 17″ square to fit four per quadrant. Here is my next one ready to go:

ready to quilt

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