This finish makes me so happy. I love knowing so many of us are finishing these quilts. They were designed by Preeti (Sew Preeti Quilts) and are being carefully collected and sent to Bernie(Needle and Foot), who will get them to Mercyful Quilts. A few years ago, we knew a friend was going into hospice and I ran over with a quilt to greet her, when she arrived – Sherry, her children, and other family and friends mentioned how meaningful it was to all of them. We also have other friends and family that used hospice, and I am grateful for what they do.
Tabitha, my Handiquilter Simply Sixteen, and I had a few arguments while I was quilting this quilt. However, all of it was caused by user error. The good news is that I am definitely more comfortable in figuring out workarounds when I make a mistake, so it is not as hard as it once was. The annoyance is when I really should have remembered that I forgot to do a few things, which would have saved me a bit of time.
The quilting pattern I choose is called “Modernish” from Urban Elementz. I wanted something open, to keep it cozy. I wanted something not floral but rounded. I really think this does a nice job, it sits in the background but is interesting enough in the white space. The thread I used to quilt is Superior So Fine! #494, pastel blue. This thread is one of my favorites, as its sheen is like cotton. Moreover, it is fine enough that it often is chameleon-like in its ability to adapt to a variety of colors on the quilt.
I find it so interesting how each of us adapted the pattern to suit our fancy. Because the size of my machine for quilting is limited, I went with a bit smaller quilt. Mine finished at 47″ x 62″. It is perfect on top of a twin bed and I think will work well for its purpose. I wanted a border as I felt it could use something around the edges to define the quilt.
For this quilt, I ordered a wide back; it means no piecing the back and 2 yards allows me to quilt one or two more lap/baby size quilts from the remainder of the yardage. I love that this has so many of the colors on the front. The design is perfectly whimsical and again, I am pleased with it as a choice for this quilt.
Coming Up on the Blog:
Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd – 8/22
Block 7 – Destination QAL – 8/24
Block 8 – destination QAL – 8/31