I make things -- books, knitted items, crocheted angels, and anything else I can find to make. Here I will write about my adventures in creating.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
I finally finished my grandparents' quilt! It's my first quilt - my first real one, not a tiny baby quilt, and definitely my first with hand-quilting. I hand-quilted around the designs in the center panel and around the Ohio Star blocks. The rest - largely due to time constraints - was done by machine. Lesson learned: can't machine-quilt with hand quilting thread, at least not on a 30-year-old Kenmore. But it looks good, and, more importantly, my grandparents love it. (My grandmother's crazy for "redbirds".)
Up next: an applique quilt the in-laws gave me to make (just a foot square, but applique is totally new to me), a star quilt for my mother for July 4, and a civil-war-style to-be-designed quilt for me!