I’m finally taking the plunge. I took my Woodland Bloom charm pack off of the shelf. I laid the pieces out carefully, and I started to sew the pretty little blocks together. I thought that if I was going to take the quilting plunge that I should start slowly. This will be a little doll quilt for my daughter’s bitty twins, hopefully, anyway. I’ll work on it again when I get back from vacation. It was the last thing that I started before I left. The top is pieced together, now, I have to decide how to quilt it. Do I tie it, do a simple quilting, or go for it all and try free motion? I practiced the free motion before I left…I think it needs a lot of work, but it might be worth going for it. Let me know what you think.
So, I wrote the above post and scheduled it. I thought I wouldn’t get anything else crafted before I left, but being who I am I just couldn’t leave it alone. I made another doll quilt top the same size as the one above, but in a different colorway. I couldn’t leave the other bitty twin out…there are two of them after all.
Then, I decided to go ahead and give quilting it a whirl. I used a low loft cotton batting. I had to piece the backing because I only had 1/2 yard pieces of the fabric I wanted to use. I used my chalk pencil and drew a simple leaf design. I used adhesive spray to baste my quilt. Then, I just went for it. To bind, I just used a simple bias tape and machine stitched it in place. I know that probably horrifies some of you quilter’s out there, but I’m just getting started and it is a doll quilt after all 🙂 .
I think for my very first quilting effort this is a success. I have to say that I’ve caught the quilting bug, and things may never be the same for me. The biggest reason that I know this is a success is my daughter. She has loved carrying her baby around in it. Now, I just have to get the other one complete!