I am honored to be able to quilt for other people. This trust they put in me to help make their quilt shine, is sometimes overwhelming. However, I think I just did my All-Time Favorite Quilt.
This 27" square quilt was pieced by a 7-year-old girl in my neighborhood. This is her first project she has sewn.
She brought it to me for quilting, and then I also did the binding.
She then gave it to her 3-year-old brother, for when he pretends to be a dog. That has got to be the best gift ever!
She wanted puffy batting, so we used a scrap of polyester batting that I had. I also had a red scrap in my stash for the binding. Didn't she do an awesome job?!!
This is one I quilted for someone else. (Actually, grandmother to the above quilter). I love the colors used.
I used the continuous curve for this one, and it seemed to flow as I quilted it. The fun part is, if you miss something going one way, you get a second chance coming back.
Here is the quilting from the back. I think that is one of the funnest parts of quilting; looking at the pattern made on the back.
Finally, how many unfinished projects do you have? A lady in my guild this last year had 305 kits waiting to be put together. I don't have that many, but I do have a few. This one I found in a box, when I was looking for something else. I had removed the center 4 blocks, because they were sewn wrong, then tucked it away. So, I spent an hour piecing it back together, and piecing the back. It is ready to be quilted.
I now have 8 projects of my own, waiting to be quilted, because the tops are done and the backs are, too. Anybody selling time in a bottle? I sure could use some!
I am currently quilting a friend's quilt, that I am doing cross-hatching in. This takes HUGE amounts of time, and I need to get it done soon, to get 2 others done in the next 3 weeks. I am hoping I can squeeze more time out of my life to spend at the machine to get them done.
Do you have a favorite quilt? Do you have unfinished projects? Do you find yourself wishing for more time at the sewing or quilting machine? Do tell me!