Daily Archives: January 17, 2017

Happy Birthday to Me!

Yes, today is my birthday, and I celebrate my birth.  It’s my day to do as I please and I spent it in my happy place, my sewing room and chatting with friends and family.   Surprisingly, I did get quite a bit accomplished today.

I finished making 2 project bags that will showcase blocks made for our Saturday Sampler group.   One is for me and one is for a friend.  I purchased the pattern and then modified it and made it my way just using the basis of their idea.    The bags have vinyl fronts and quilted backs, with a zipper opening and a snazzy handle attached with a button.  I have to admit, I still do not know how to sew on buttons with my Bernina 550 but I know how with my Pfaff.  So out came my Pfaff and that button was attached in no time at all.   I used my walking foot (just for practice) to do the grid quilting on the backs.  I have decided I am not a fan of sewing with vinyl.


I had finished piecing the woodland baby theme quilt Saturday.  I really amazed myself by acquiring my PHD  in ripping.  Simple math absolutely eluded me.  I don’t know how many times I added and added, sewed, and ripped, added again and sewed and ripped again.  Yikes.   But I finally got it put together.



Today, after finishing the bags, I basted the baby quilt and pulled out the walking foot attachment and the BSR.  Now that BSR is why I bought my Bernina in the first place.  I did have to apologize to it for neglecting it and promised to do better.

I plan on using both tools quilting this cute quilt.  The last time I quilted a baby quilt, I stressed myself out so much about machine quilting   simply due to my inexperience.  I got it quilted  and learned many valuable lessons.   My approach to this project is with considerable less stress and am enjoying myself so far.  I quilted until I started to get stiff and then decided to take a break.  Rome was not built in a day.

In the photo below,  I am outlining the Doe and Fawn.  Trying to make up my mind if I’m going to meander her background or crosshatch it.  Crosshatching I have experience with, meandering skills need improvement.  I think it really needs meandering.


This photo shows the cute backing that matches the woodland babies.


Calling it quits early tonight, after all it is my birthday and a little celebration is in order.

May everyone be as blessed as me.




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