inspiration from “Quilting Arts”

I’ve been dividing myself between a few different projects lately, not getting far in any of them but just keeping them rolling along. Since finishing the Lollipop trees quilt in July, I don’t feel I have done much hand-work at all- not deliberately avoiding it but perhaps subconsciously needing a break from it.
I am working on a little piece that has a mix of hand-work and machining. These little flowers:
are done as an abstract collage using torn strips of fabric, haphazardly arranged and sewn down with random free-motion stitching on top. I got the idea from this article by Constance Grayson in the August-September issue of “Quilting Arts” magazine, one of my favourites.
I’ve also done the Aurifil block-of-the month for September:
I didn’t make it exactly like the original as that would have made a 12″ block, so I did just the corner of the block twice over into two smaller blocks.
The two smaller blocks will fit in better with my scrappy medallion quilt that is also still crawling along!
And I am also working on some customer quilts on my long-arm machine. The latest is this little baby quilt:
I quilted it in an all-over swirly pattern as well as around the appliqued shapes.
How are all your projects coming along?

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