Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Maggie's Quilt Finally Finished!!!
Ok, between bouts of a cold, and other things coming up, I finally finished Maggie's Quilt. She looks quite irratated that I'm bothering her in the middle of a Sunday afternoon nap for a photo session doesn't she? That's Max, her favorite toy, sitting on her back waiting for her to get up and play.
The free motion quilting on this is actually alot harder than it looks. I was pleased with some of the stitching and some not. I've learned I cannot do the free motion quilting when I'm tired! When I am tired I don't move the fabric as quickly and the stitches become too long. Also when tired it's easier to loose my place and where to go next and skipped some blocks that I had to go back in and do later. My best, most even stitching was done in about the first 15 - 20 minutes I sat at the machine and the quilting gloves did make the fabric move easier and smoother. None the less, Maggie enjoys snuggling under the quilt.
Next project? Not sure yet. I have a column quilt in mind for some beautiful fabric scraps my sister gave me. It's a white background with strips of beautifully print flowers. They are individual flowers and fairly large print. The scrap itself is about 6 to 8 inches wide but is many yards long. I saw the episodes of columnar quilts on the Nancy Zeiman show and still have them saved on my DVR. I thought this might be a good use for this material.
For now though, I have some smaller projects to get finished. I am in a St. Paddy's dotee swap on ATCSFORALL and Swap-bot. So I have a total of four of those dolls to get completed in the next two weeks. I recently finished an Upcycled project, I'll tell you about tomorrow. I've got a dinky baby kit I want complete, a couple art quilties that have been promised and I have an art doll in the back of my mind in the planning stages...so much I want to do and so little time!!!!!