It has been quite a couple of weeks. Last week Leah Day of The Free Motion Quilting Project was sick so we didn't do anything new; we just kept practicing - or at least some people did. I had the flu! I was finally able to finish this quilt. It is machine stippled. I can't show the back yet - I even took the picture upside down - maybe the person getting the quilt won't see it!
I quilted this quilt in quadrants and I learned something new. I had been quilting "in a row" from back to front. I watched Leah's video and realized that I should be quilting left to right and right to left. It is so much easier!
I am now in the process of quilting a companion quilt to this one. It is taking a while - life keeps getting in the way.
My FIL is terminally ill and has had a really bad week - his health took a horrible downslide. We have been going a bit crazy with two short hospital stays and the move to a skilled nursing center in the last 9 days. We have an apartment that hopefully will be cleaned out by Friday and still have to deal with hospice ... We found out that he needed to move to skilled nursing just a couple of days ago. So tomorrow we are taking a break - we are going to a care plan meeting for my mom who is in the last stages of Alzheimer's. We feel a like a couple of gerbils on an exercise wheel!
My quilting has really suffered. I did a little FMQ tonight and my work looked horrible! After about 20 minutes, it got some better. So I guess, once again, my quilting will reflect my life. And as always, I find great comfort in quilting even when my stitches aren't great.