I didn't realize that it had been over a week since I posted. I have been doing some sewing. Keeping two little boys during the day keeps me busy. One afternoon last week they were both crying at the same time for about 30 minutes. Oh well, I wanted to explore this part of my life so I guess I asked for it. When my children were young I was working and enjoying it. I loved being in the classroom but I always wondered what it would be like to be a stay at home mom. I have no regrets about my career, it was wonderful and this part of my life is wonderful too. I am able to get a little sewing done when they go home and on the weekends. I am completing three quilts for my DIL to give as gifts. I posted this one before but I finished what some of you call the flimsy over the weekend. I like it but I wish I had made the white sashing a bit narrower.
It is a cool way to highlight some novelty prints.
I machine quilted this top in a similar design to the pinwheels. I don't know how well you can see it on the top.
Maybe it is easier to see the quilt design on the back.
I think I am trying to do something too complicated when I machine quilt. I did the other one with parallel lines. I have tried quilting in the ditch but you have to be so careful. Any suggestions on machine quilting? Should I adopt the KISS (keep it simple stupid) method?
What is your least favorite part of the quilting process? My aunt hates doing the binding. I love doing the binding because I know I am almost done. I know we all love selecting the fabric and and a design. I DO NOT like making the quilt sandwich. I don't like it because I almost always end up with wrinkles. I have tried the floor and that killed my back. I am now using my dining room table. Any suggestions? Please help.
One more thing. I am always amazed at what the quilting bloggers do. I was touched by the request for bundles to send to Iraq. There was no way I could get a bundle together and then I found an opportunity to pay for one. I jumped at the chance. Just imagine what a simple gesture can accomplish. I hope we will get some follow up on how the Iraq women use what we send.