Not from blogging. Obviously. Just a little break from quilting... I've been practicing quilting the heart-shaped leaves demonstrated in the tutorial by Frances Moore as presented over on SewCalGal's blog for the FMQ Challenge. Earlier in the week, I tried it for the first time and found it pretty easy but I was only working on two 12 inch square pieces. Today, I'm working on two 22 inch square pieces. I got tired about half way through the first one and probably should have stopped. Working on a larger piece was a little more tedious. And my thread kept getting buggered up on the back. I thought it might be the basting spray. I've only used it on hand embroidery pieces before but after I changed the needle, things went much better. In the photo, it really is quilted to the edges. The front side is about 2 inches less wide on all sides. I like the way the sunlight catches the quilting in the photo.
I have one more 22 inch square piece I want to do today but as I said, I'm taking a little break.
I also finished another zentangle piece.
Hope you're having a good day.