New Toy

No, I haven't been idle while not posting for 4 months.  I got a new toy, a Brother 400SE.  I've never done machine embroidery before, but this stuff is fun!!!

After monogramming a gazillion towels for Christmas, I was dying to do something more challenging.  Ask and ye shall receive!  A customer called and wanted a lap quilt done in "a religious theme" for her church silent auction.  I found some lovely redwork cross designs from a couple of sites and went to town.  I think it turned out really well.

There are twelve 12" blocks and 6 different cross designs.  I used twelve different colors of thread for the blocks.  The fabric is a selection from Joann fabric and my stash.  I think there are ten fabrics in all, plus the backing.

I'm considering using the basic quilt design for a new class pattern, with the option of applique, fussy cut, etc, for the middle of the blocks.