As I had shared in an earlier post, one of Dave's cousins in Western Pennsylvania recently celebrated the birth of her first great grand child and asked if I would make a quilt for that baby. Absolutely, positively, although I was a bit intimidated to be making a quilt to send to the land of some very amazing quilters.
So, I set my sights high and pulled fabrics out of the closet and here it is,
I love this quilt!!
Some quilts I make and think they are fine and lovely,
something about this one makes me WOW myself.
The quilting was once again done by Janet Barnet, I absolutely adore her work, she never over shadows or over quilts a quilt.
Janet was my first quilt instructor, and was the one who got me going in the right direction and especially she taught me to love this craft. That was about 3 years ago, when she directed me through my first Yellow Brick Road and then Rail Fence.
No quilt is complete without a label or two, one dedicating it to the baby from her great grandparents,
And, the other is my ID.
Don't those labels look great? There's a story behind that. I've been cursing my way through embroidering labels with my Pfaff 3.0 ever since I got it. It has driven me mad every time and labels were taking hours to create. Complaining about that at the sewing machine/fabric store last weekend and one of the lovely ladies at the store asked "what are you using for a foundation?" "A What?" Well, that clears things up quite a bit. No one ever told me to pin the fabric to a special piece of stuff before embroidering. What a difference that has made. I turned these labels out in less than 15 minutes, with no screwy letters and no broken threads. It's so much fun to learn the hard way.