I’ve been quilting away and honestly, dealing with problem after problem and a thread shortage. The quilt is done though, and it’s off to the baby shower tonight.
Yep, the second row is upside down.
What is it with me and my spacial issues? I swear nearly every quilt I make has something upside down.
Guess it’s a good thing I’m not Amish. The old quilting story goes that Amish quilt makers put in an intentional error “because only God can make something perfect.” If I were an Amish quilter and tried to put in an error, I’d probably end up correcting the wrong thing and getting shunned out of the quilting group for my uppity ways.
Oh well, I’m sure the baby won’t mind. I tell myself it’s how people know my quilts really are hand made and not store bought with the tags picked off.
For the sashing stripes I quilted down the edges of the rick rack and then top stitched closely along the edge to separate it from the white. On the white areas I did a medium sized stipple over it all – yes, even the hearts. I thought it would wear better and I don’t think it takes away at all from the pretty fabric hearts.
See what the less error prone are working on this Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced. There’s always lots of good quilting inspiration there.