Machine Quilting Monday

#MachineQuiltingMonday :: Practice Opportunity

Good morning, quilters!

Welcome back to #MachineQuiltingMonday! As you may know from Instagram, I spent most of my sewing time this week binding quilts (5 in total), but I did also finish quilting (and binding!) this gorgeous throw. I started it months ago as the sample for the Quilts for Cure #MoreThan4QAL. Then, after finishing the top, I dilly-dallied around about quilting it. As I shared with you last week, I firmly believe that "action cures fear," so I took a leap and started the quilting. Now that it's done, I took another leap tonight and finally wrote up the pattern! 

From the pattern:

"Did you know that childhood cancer research in the United States receives less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s funding each year? As a result, less than 10 drugs have been developed specifically for treating pediatric cancers since the 1980s (compared to hundreds for adults). This is in spite of the fact that nearly 16,000 children are diagnosed in the United States each year and the fact that pediatric cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children. September is childhood cancer awareness month, so we are going to make quilts. These quilts protest the low funding given to pediatric cancer research while also providing comfort for current patients. "

Y'all know that I love to promote charity quilting as a perfect opportunity to practice your free motion quilting, especially if it benefits Quilts for Cure. So, I encourage y'all to join in this quilt a long as a fun project, and stay tuned here for quilting tips! Full details and the FREE pattern will go out in the Quilts for Cure Newsletter launch tomorrow!

Are you interested in the opportunity, but hesitant about your machine quilting ability? Join the String & Story Newsletter today to receive "3 Easy Steps to Improve Your Free Motion Quilting," and stay tuned here each week as we talk about motifs, practices, and strategies.

Thank you for reading, my friends! I'll be back later this week, but in the meantime, I'll see you on Instagram! (and feel free to leave comments here or there if you have questions about quilting!)

Happy Quilting,

HollyAnne

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