I finally finished my niece's baby quilt and I must admit, I really like it! Who would ever guess being that it's completely in neutrals too??? Me, neutrals? Perhaps not, but for a baby boy, I think it's perfect! Besides, it's big enough at 45x48 inches for him to use it as a play quilt on the floor and that was my main objective. Being that my niece and her hubby live in Florida, there's really not much need for a warm quilt for sleeping.
I think I told you that I wanted to straight line quilt it, right? I thought that would give it the organic look that I was aiming for......but how should I accomplish that? Walking foot? I did think of that, but turning it every row would probably have driven me right to the bottle!!! After reading this blog, I decided to do it with my darning foot, free motion, too. Only, I did NOT lower my feed dogs....I tend to have more control without doing that, and I wanted my lines to be as straight as possible.
I love this picture that I took this morning once I was done sewing on the binding:
It looks like someone else's work!!! I quick thought that I should sign it while I was at it, so I DID lower the feed dogs for this:
Then, before it rained like the predictions were claiming, I quick ran outside and took at picture of it hanging over the fence:
So........DONE!! Now, I can get working on more fun stuff like pin cushions! In case you didn't know it, I LOVE making pincushions!!! AND, isn't it funny that a new pincushion swap is starting? How convenient, huh? Well, I just couldn't wait until I got my partner, so I had to practice:
More my style, huh? I guess!!! Just wait until you see what I have in mind for my partner though. I think it might be a pincushion to out do all pincushions.........(if everything turns out like I have it in my head, that is! Stay tuned!!)