30/30 Sewing Challenge - Week2 The beast is out

I have to admit setting aside 30 minutes of sewing time every day for ourselves seems so hard. I did have some starting trouble but once I setup by machine for free motion quilting I was able to spend anywhere from 30mins to an hour each day.

Groovy quilt - 80 x 80 inches
As soon as I started quilting this Groovy quilt, the flash back on why it went into the  UFO was fresh in my mind. I know once this quilt is done I would absolutely love it. But my choices for this quilt made it a beast for my DSM with small throat space:
1. the size 80x 80
2. FMQ different designs for each color and pretty dense actually.
3. Wool batting
4. Trying to be perfect, but I did give up on this

This is what I have got done so far after a total of 4 to 5 hours of quilting. So, you can imagine why I call this quilt a beast.
Quilting on the Pink blocks - this one had some hiccups since I was quilting this after a while
Quilting on the Pink blocks - this one did come close to what I had in mind
Plans for next week, I am hoping that I can get the smaller of the two pink blocks below done.
TO BE QUILTED - Pink Groovy to be quilted for next week
TO BE QUILTED - This one probably the week after that
Looks like it would be great even if I can just get the pink areas done by end of the month. That seems like a more realistic plan.

Now linking up to week 2 of 30/30 Sewing Challenge @ Berry Barn Designs.


  1. Wow! That is a LOT of quilting but it's looking fabulous!

    1. Thank you, Janis!
      I don't get email about your comments once you moved to wordpress.com.

  2. Malini, that looks amazing so far! I have so much respect for those of you who can FMQ such beautiful and large pieces with your domestics. I love this quilt design and the quilting your using really makes it pop!

  3. That's beautiful. SO much work but it will be worth it.

  4. That is some intense quilting... Especially on a small machine. Good for you keeping at it, Malini! It looks great! I love the design of that quilt and the colours you chose!

  5. Love it!!!! The design is so graceful and the colors seem to be so appropriate!!!! The quilting is awesome!!!! A very ambitious project but so beautifully done!!!! Hugs......


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