The Flower Queen

I have been working madly on my new fabric collection at Spoonflower, the Flower Queen. I’ve been working on it so much that I’ve pretty much dropped the ball on everything else. Oy. You might call it an obsession.

I haven’t been crafting. I haven’t been sewing. I haven’t kept in contact with family. I haven’t kept in contact with friends. I haven’t blogged. (You might have noticed that.) It’s completely eclipsed everything else (except for a small, somewhat serious bug I picked up somewhere last week – the less said of that, the better we’ll all feel).

Anyway, now that the main design of the collection is complete, I’m free to get back to my regular schedule. It’s time for quilting the Etchings Argyle Nine Patch Bed Scarf! Yay!

Yay? Sniff. I’ve been putting it off, honestly. The Flower Queen collection was just a somewhat convenient excuse for procrastination. This quilted bed scarf is the first serious bit of free motion quilting I’ll attempt. If I were wearing boots, I’d be shaking in them.

I hate being chicken.


Decisions… Decisions…

I can’t make up my mind.

I’m stalled on deciding how to quilt the Etchings Argyle Nine Patch.

The quilting design for the Etchings Argyle Nine Patch by Janet Millsapps at fig+fence.

My current favorite quilting design.

I’m hoping that the quilting is close enough to get the “puckered” effect after washing. I’m thinking not; I think I’m going to have to quilt something in those white squares. For scale, the white squares measure 2 inches by 2 inches.

I’m doing a test patch of the medallion quilt design a little later tonight to see how difficult it is to FMQ. With that design, I could easily quilt it with a walking foot. I think I’ll try both ways and see.