Tuesday, March 24, 2009
It's DONE!! Lauren's birthday quilt, for Oh, Fransson Quilt Along, is DONE!! Yoo HOO!! And with time to spare (her birthday isn't until Monday). You can find a whole set of photos from the project HERE in my Flickr Gallery. I just ran up to her room and popped it on her bed while she was outside waiting for the bus. LOL, I like being sneaky. I will have to hide my blog from here until Monday. Shhh.... don't tell her. She thinks this is for me to keep warm in my studio with.
This was such a fun project. I have never machine quilted before. I have made plenty of quilt facings by machining pieces together, but I usually hand the quilt sandwich off to my Mom for hand quilting. I just don't have the patience for hand quilting. Lindsey was awesome, and lent me her sewing machine that has a free motion presser foot so I was able to quilt it all myself!!
I wasn't sure if I would "stitch the ditch" or "stippel". Eventually, stippeling won out. And Oh.My.Stars. is stippeling fun. It is basically a giant squiggle line. I started in the center and worked my way out to the corners. It took about 5 hours on Sunday to get all the stippeling done. I drove Ron nuts... I stippeled all the way through the Syracuse Orangeman's basketball game. LOL. I just couldn't stop!!
I think I am going to make a quilt for each kid's birthday this year. Next up will be Andrew's in July!!