- South Louisiana
- I have been married for 20 years to a great husband and we have 8 children ranging in age from 1 to 18 years. I am a homeschooling mom, which can be very challenging. I love sewing, knitting, reading, gardening and have recently started oil painting. I love to create. I really want to have a blog to show off some of the stuff I create, but I also want to share about my life and family. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Lookie lookie what I finished! I know, it took me long enough! LOL It took me awhile to figure out how I wanted to piece the outer border. I am still not sure I am completely happy with it, but it will have to do. Overall, I really love it : ) I am very happy with the fabric I chose and it will fit perfectly on the end of my bed. I thoroughly enjoyed the process of making the top. I have several ideas swirling around in my head for the next one. I think it is safe to say, the quilt bug has bitten.
So, now on to the quilting. Any recommendations on batting? I was thinking a low loft, all cotton batting. I am still trying to decide how I am going to quilt it. I need to go to the sewing machine store and buy my walking foot. Should I pin baste or thread baste? Also, is the floor the best place to lay it all out? I am really nervous about this step, I don't want to mess up all my work.
It helps to have a tall son to hold the quilt up for photographing : ) I won't tell you that he was just in his boxer shorts while holding it up, because that might embarrass him ; O
Ava likes it too, she was helping Austin hold it up : )