Bunnies and Bears
I made the Easy Variable Star Quilt from Even More Quilts for Babies from CT Publishing. As far as quilts go, this one was a simple breeze. I cut it out on Wednesday evening, put it together in about 5 hours on Thursday, quilted it on my Sweet Sixteen on Friday, and put the binding on it with hand sewing Saturday.
After that Sweet Sixteen class, I wanted to try a few new techniques for quilting on my Sweet Sixteen and these did not disappoint. I purchased a pack of 3″ panto patterns and Golden Threads paper. I used the 3″ size on the middle and then enlarged them to 4″ and put them on the border.
I wanted to use pearls on the inner, but found I didn’t have a circle small enough….Ah-Ha… now I need a ruler…next order for sure, so I just did a simple meandering.
The only thing with the Golden Threads… when you take it off… boy what a mess. It cleaned up easily enough, thank goodness and really you can’t argue with the results, so that will be a keeper.
I also pressed my big cutting table (from Tracey’s Tables) into full service for a change and Wow! Glad I bought that thing… I was able to quickly pinned without crawling on the floor and saved my back a ton, which is finally feeling better. I couldn’t quite get the regular pins up so I used the safety pins with some PinMoors… I’ll be order more of those soon too as they were quite handy.
Overall… this was a great learning experience. It took me about the same amount of time to set up the quilting as to do it… it wasn’t as smooth as I would’ve have liked, but I’m getting better. Also used King Tut in the top and Bottom Line in the bobbin and that worked awesome. Loved that thread and will be adding a few more there as well. I also learned a better way to do borders and a better way to do binding, so overall I’m calling it a success.