My favorite quilts to make always include children. My grand children adore their special blankies, and hopefully the baby’s who have been given my quilts cuddle with them as well.
You wouldn’t know, but a lot of time, effort and expense goes into every quilt that leaves my home. The steps are: choose fabric and pattern, cut fabric, piece fabric, choose batting and backing, cut batting and backing, choose designs to quilt, load the quilt, quilt, bind and apply label. In this case I added an extra step, embroidery.
As I begin quilting I alway do it the hardest way, the way the Amish would. I learned this from Karen McTavish and it resonates each time I approach my long arm. I stitch in the ditch and stretch my skills, after all, that’s how we improve.
I own a fusion Handi quilter long arm, it has a computerized system, it has capability to do freehand with just a flip of a switch. This quilt will be computerized as I’m still recuperating from a broken arm.
Happy Quilting my friends!