So I had 2 weeks off between jobs. Not my choice to get a new job, but landed well and got a 2 week vacation. During my time off my nephew’s girlfriend, Molly asked if we could sew together–of course I said yes.
She picked out the fabric, cut it out and did all the sewing.
We added some applique and it turned out great! Nice job Molly!
Happy gal, Michelle!
The quilt is finished and waiting for Scarlett Rose’s arrival.
I sure wish I had more free motion quilting confidence. It would have been so fun to do some fun designs on this quilt. I was with it a long time before jumping in. I had this past week off and knew it was now or never–besides, the shower is a few days away.
I chose lots of straight lines and a little curve for the flower blocks.
Only what I can do with my walking foot.
Time to make a label for Miss Scarlett Rose
It was time for my least favorite part of quilting–basting the quilt sandwich. I don’t mind the actual quilting, but the prep- yuck. I feel the same way about this as I do painting walls. Hate the prep (and clean up) but love the painting itself.
We have a small house with not much space for basting. But I got to thinking–we’ve got lots of big conference room tables at work and this quilt is for a co-worker, so why not!
Here it is taped to the table. I didn’t quite get it tight enough and ended up having to adjust at home-better tape next time.
All pinned and ready to go! Even though I worked on this after hours, some of the really dedicated folks were still hard at work. I got into some fun conversations about quilting as they walked by the room. One guy told me all about his mom’s quilts and how much she loves quilting–nice moment!