I finally made it back in to my studio. It's always an adjustment after the rush of holiday sewing and being away and this year it's taking me a while to find my sewjo. To kick things off I decided I should finish up these Boat House pillow covers I made with leftovers from my Sloops quilt.
To ease my way back into quilting I used the Bernina wavy stitch (#4) to quilt the Nauti Monogram. It takes some adjustment to get the tension right but once I had it set I could just blissfully stitch away and catch up on a few episodes of Bloodlines and pretend I'm still in the Keys.
For the Cheerios pillow I decided to push my FMQ skills. Inspired by all the gorgeous ocean shots of home and the suggestions of my peanut gallery I started by doing bubble quilting in the centers of each ring.
In the intersections I really pushed myself with starfish. They're not great but from a distance they look OK.
Finally for the outer border I used this Twisted Rope tutorial. I need to work on getting my spacing consistent but I'm happy enough with the results. I can almost feel those tropical breezes;-) Have you found your 2016 quilting groove?