It is Week 8 of the Happy Quilting Marathon and this one was cutting it a bit close :) Normally I have it quilted by Saturday and just need to add the binding, but with releasing my new Happy Quilting patterns, (which always takes way longer than you think it will:) I just barely put this on the longarm a few hours ago ;) But it was totally worth the wait, because isn't that just such a happy Just Blooming quilt!!!!
And kind of fun . . . this quilt is one of the three that tipped the scales and started this whole Quilting marathon :) After finishing up 3 quilt tops in February at retreats, I came home and counted my tops and realized it was time to get quilting :)
And since the chain in the design creates the perfect horizontal rows, I decided to quilt L and E loops in straight lines. This only works on quilts that have a basic grid in the piecing, so I like to use it whenever a quilt design fits it, that way my L and E lines don't randomly move up and down the quilt ;) And yup, 402 thread for the win. And I finished up another spool and opened my last one, time to order more ;)