Friday, June 15, 2012
Date: June 2012
Size: 30 x 30
Reason: I took some pretty pinks from the blocks my grandma gave me because I knew they would make a cute baby quilt.
Fabrics: Scraps from my stash, my grandma's blocks and a baby blanket of my daughter's.
Lessons: My machine quilting is getting better! Although I'm not doing Leah Day's tutorials per se, most of my quilting information comes from her blog: http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.com. She has oodles of videos. My opinion of machine quilting went from "pshh, not happening" when I saw her first video to "I could try it once" to "wheeeeee" after my first quilt.
On the half square triangle centre, I did a loopy style of stippling to hopefully emulate the flight of the butterflies that are appliqued in the centre.
Thoughts: I still need to learn what I am doing wrong or how to fix my wavy edges. Is it a quilting issue? Am I a bad measurer? Do I need to square my quilts better? Probably it's all of the above.
I used a baby blanket we no longer needed. I kept the 'satin' binding from the blanket to use on the quilt.
I traded this to a co-worker for some NuCerity.