I have friends from High School that dated for over 15 years and FINALLY got married! I wanted to make them something special for their wedding and offered to make them a quilt. I had them choose their fabric and pattern and then I took creative license with the back.
|(this is the back)|
Now, those of you who are perceptive will look at the date and say, "Dang Val, it has almost been a year! You.better get this gift to them before the 1 year deadline." That is exactly what I was thinking as well. I started free motion quilting it about 6 months ago and totally messed it all up. The thread kept breaking and everytime I re-threaded the needle and started over, I never brought the bobbin thread up, so there were all kind of nesting knots on the back of the quilt, which I didn't realize until I was about 1/4 of the way done. I really wish I could figure out how to FMQ! So, what did I do? I stuck the quilt in a bag in the corner, (aka: time out) and ignored it for a long long time.
Fortunately, my friend's Mom has a free motion quilting machine in her home and offered to share it with me!!! Let me just say, it was amazing! I can not wait to go back and use it again. Now that I've (or should I say, Sally's machine) quilted this quilt, it should be finished in no time. Hooray!!!
Oh...and now Kara is pregnant so I need to start on a baby quilt! Ahhh!
Have a great Monday!
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