In one hour I got the quilting finished, the quilt removed from the leaders and trimmed. I think this is a really pretty quilt and it's all scraps! The blocks were made from leftovers from my Fractured Spiral quilt and I think that border is the leftover fabric from my Crossing the South Anna quilt.
I'll be honest, I'm getting a little burned out on the quick quilts but it's been a good exercise. It's keeping me productive on the longarm until the new one arrives but I'm really learning how long it really takes to quilt a quilt. Sometimes I spend more time procrastinating than actually doing. One hour a day is a good break from my other projects and I'm really getting a lot done.
The other good thing that has come out of this is that it's reminded me that often done really is better than perfect. I keep so many quilt tops laying around because I want to come up with the perfect quilting treatment. Isn't it better to just get them done so that someone can enjoy them? Intense quilt and perfect quilting certainly has it's place but I have to be hones with myself that most of my quilts happily become "blankets" and I need to focus on getting them done.
Mom let me do "whatever" with her quilts and that's give me the freedom to not stress over thread choices and to limit my quilting motif options. Willie just isn't good for detail and ruler work with the new Bliss drive. Free motion is the best option and limiting myself to that has been kind of freeing.
Today I start the second one. I hope I get all 4 of hers done before the Innova arrives!