Emily is moving right along with her quilt! She put the blocks together in rows, then connected the rows. Seems fairly painless, but took at little patience from mom and nine year old. Here she is showing off the finished rows.
Next was time to connect the borders. I’ll be completely honest with you all, I internally questioned her judgment in choosing a bright orange that appears nowhere in the quilt. As a matter of fact, there was only one print in the center fabrics that had any orange in it at all and it was nowhere close to this Halloween shade. Turns out – it is a pretty good call! I love it and think it looks perfect especially with the smaller black border. It’s certainly a choice I would have never made and can clearly see the error of my ways.
Well, now we have to quilt it. I *think* I’m going to sit her down with a walking foot and let her make as straight of a line as she can. Her seams aren’t exactly perfect, so I think diagonal lines would be best. What do you all think, should we try to mark the lines first or just sew and love what comes out? If mark, suggestions on good methods?
What about the quilting on the borders? I’d like to allow her to try out the free motion foot, but I really think that is way too much (I see bloody fingers in the future). Stitch in the ditch maybe?
|I love this silly kid!|
She named it Doggie Doughnuts. I presume because it has both doggies and doughnuts in the prints. I’m glad she settled there some of the other ones were quite out there!
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