Sep 10 14
I have many friends who routinely leave projects to the last minute and seem to be very comfortable working in that way. I have always been the type to finish early, just in case a dog might eat my homework or some other calamity might arise. I have done little other than work on this quilt for the last 10 days. It was completed in the middle of the night last night and there was no time for blocking or even making proper label, but I met the deadline and it was handed in earlier today. I’m never working like this again! Here are some photos: The quilt blocks/borders were all embroidered/appliqued on my Babylock Ellisimo embroidery machine. It was an original design that went through many changes as I added new borders to the quilt and discarded other border designs that were lovely but simply did not work well aesthetically. The final quilt top was quilted on my Pfaff sewing machine (about 1/3) and on my George sit-down machine (about 2/3). I learned a TON of new things in the process of making this quilt and will be blogging about this stuff over the coming weeks. I just LOOOOVVVEEE to free motion quilt! Thank you, Mom, for sending me to learn how to sew when I was young!! For any of you out there who have children or grandchildren, please teach them to sew and quilt. Who would have ever guessed that learning some basic sewing skills many decades ago could bring me so much joy and satisfaction over the course of a lifetime?