Tuesday, May 24, 2011

From smallest to biggest...

I started with the baby quilt.  Since it was going to be for a new baby girl, the pinks gathered together in the center, and then I just went from there.  I love it.  I think I'll make more.


I was able to back it with about a yard of this fun rainbowy, zig-zaggy fabric that's been in the stash for years.  Isn't it great when a favorite piece of fabric finally finds it's purpose?!  Isn't it also great when an entire heirloom of a quilt is formed out of mere scraps?  I love that metaphor.


Of course, the best part of all is when I remember to include a "Made on Maple" tag.  Why is that so hard to remember?  


Simple and loose machine stippling.  Since it's so loose, it really feels more like meandering to me.  It was such a relief to be doing this on the new Bernina as opposed to the old EuroPro.  Night and day difference.  Now I'm encouraged to keep practicing.  With the new machine, I might actually be able to get good at the FMQ, maybe.

And that's it.  I set out to finish at least one quilt last week, and I did it!  I have one more that is just moments away from being done.  Fingers crossed that it will be completed sometime tomorrow!

2 comments:

Sarah M. said...

It came together beautifully! and that backing fabric is perfect. I love quilts that have all the colors of the rainbow in them. Good luck on the next one.

Liz said...

I love this!! I also love that it came from scraps and fabrics in your stash. Those are the best projects. I might just need to make one of these in all my free time.

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