5 – Another one finished!
December 20, 2010 § 11 Comments
Another quilt finished! This one is for my hubby. I finished the quilt top more than two years ago but didn’t get around to quilting it until last week. I tried to quilt it last December too, but the rental quilting machine wasn’t working properly. And I ended up putting it aside and never got back to it. It is my interpretation of Brandon Mably’s Rustic Snowballs Quilt from the book Kaffe Fassett’s Kaleidoscope of Quilts. I wanted to work in coffee themed fabrics because my husband is a coffee geek.
I’m pretty happy with how this turned out. I feel like I finally made a break-through when quilting on the rental mid-arm at one of my local quilt shops. Up to this point I have just quilted basic all-over designs like loops or meandering or something. On this quilt, I specifically tried to make the quilting following the blocks. While it’s nothing fancy, I finally felt like I had more control over where I wanted to go. It was sort of like a light bulb finally turned on. There were a couple of places where I forgot what I was doing, but you really have to look for them to find them. Wouldn’t it be nice to have more consistent access to practice?
Alright, this is the final crunch to finish a few more things before the end of the year. I’m not holding my breath to get much done this last week before Christmas. But there is still 1 more quilt, a table topper and my forest of Yo Yo trees that I would like to finish. Even if they are all Christmas projects, I DO NOT want to have them hanging over my head again next Christmas! Know what I mean?