Tuesday, September 13, 2011

It's Done

Free motion quilting sounds fast, fun, and easy. Well let me tell you its NOT!! Ha But with each quilt I am improving a little
And its DONE......

After working on some domestic endeavors around the house I set my mind to finishing the "In Lieu of flowers" quilt for our dear friend. My original goal was to have it finished the first week of September and on its way. Missed that date :( however it is now done and ready for a tag on the back. I should be able to get it in the mail after lunch tomorrow with happy thoughts of my sweet friend cuddled up under it with a good book. I did standard straight line quilting on the body of the quilt then finished the large border with free motion quilting. My buddy lives in FL so instead for using batting I used flannel diaper fabric, it still has the nice heavy feel of a traditional quilt without the bulk of batting, it should be perfect for sunny FL. I love this fabric!! I have enough leftovers to make a quilt for myself (not by accident) of course its a Moda material from the "Lovely" collection. It would be a big help to my budget if Moda would maybe take a 6 month vacation from putting out any new lines of fabric!!!!

Tomorrow is a little more housework then on to cutting out "Baby Bubba's" Christmas quilt. I have a couple of different fabrics to choose from, decided to go with the zoo animals print with 3 colors for the sashing just like the other grands quilts, they are sturdy and quick to put together. Maybe I can lick this one in a week or so.

The scrap/sewing room got a pretty good clean out today and some badly needed organization. I need to prioritize all of the projects I have lined up (hoarded) I hate to feel hurried when I am sewing, the whole idea is to relax and enjoy the entire process, wish finishing projects went as fast as finding fabric to buy!!!!


  1. Just beautiful!! I looove the fabric! And I agree, the MODA fabrics are SOOO hard to resist!! I haven't bought fabric for a while as I really need to use what I have!!

  2. I have to use up what I have as well, just to find the time!