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.