Papa and Hannah posing for a quick picture. I really should have used my camera and not my cell phone.
A close up of the cake. She covered it with flowers in varying shades of teal. It turned out great!
Mom and I have been busy little bees getting lots of sewing done! That’s a good thing because before she got here I was suffering severe creative block. I could not figure out what I wanted to do. I sat down one day and just starting doodling on graph paper hoping an idea would pop in my head. I drafted a pattern on paper and then put it in EQ.
I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it but then I saw a contest on Threadbias using only solids. I decided to turn my design into a pillow.
First I had to dig through my stash to find some solids. I discovered I don’t have much for blue fabric. I guess I need to fix that.
I really wanted a brighter blue but I couldn’t find any in my stash.
I quilted this on my regular machine. I decided to quilt it with 1/4″ grid lines. It took me about 2 days to get finished. Boy, I don’t miss quilting on a small machine. Here’s a closer look.
And a look at the back for a little surprise…
I added some jumbo ric rac to the edge of the pink. Now I need to find a place to put this ginormous pillow.
All of the rainbow pieces are 1″ finished strips and they were a little tricky to sew. It’s very easy for skinny strips to go wonky. I used quite a few pins and pressed each seam. I love how they look but I sure wish they were easier to sew.
I also finished quilting my Papa’s Garden Quilt. I will post pictures tomorrow of the finished quilt. I’m hoping for no wind tomorrow so I can take a few more outside pictures. I have another quilt loaded and started but I can’t show pictures yet. I’m taking pictures so I can share after Christmas. I will say it’s huge. Super huge. It’s the biggest quilt I’ve quilted to date.
I guess that’s it for now. It’s almost bedtime. I need lots of rest so I can finish quilting tomorrow.