September is more than half over and I'm busily working on my UFO of the month called Home Grown. My goal was to turn the quilt top into a finished quilt, which is a fairly lofty goal for such a busy month. The backing and batting were chosen, the quilt was pin basted and the quilting was finally started.
In the panel blocks I am machine quilting around the shapes (hearts and flowers) and some of the words. In this photo I am stitching around the windows. It's a lot of stopping and starting, but I don't mind that. It's going to be a wallhanging so I didn't want the quilting to be too dense which would make it heavy to hang.
One of the fun tasks of quilting is picking the coordinating thread colours. These are all the thread colours I used in this block panel which is my favourite in this quilt. Many quilters complain about changing colours when machine quilting, but I really enjoy it.
I am still hopeful that this quilt will be finished by the end of the month!