Unfortunately, I broke 2 FMQ feet while quilting it. Bad luck? Murphy's Law? I had decided to do a FMQ daisy design for the centre blocks using variegated thread, capturing the daisy theme from the appliqued borders. Love the effect...far from perfect, but really fun to do!
For the appliqued borders, I decided to use echo quilting using my FMQ foot to speed up the process. Along the way, the FMQ foot that came with the machine loosened and somehow dropped to the bed and the plastic foot split and became wedged to itself. So off I go to my accessory drawer and found another foot I thought would work. It did work, until the metal bar on the side broke in two! So I finished the echo quilting using my straight stitch foot. A new Pfaff foot is on order!
My bonus baby quilt is a finish, made from leftover fabrics and strips from my Lazy Log Cabin quilt. The quilting was done 1/4" from each seam line.
Sometimes easy quilting is best for keeping the quilt soft and cuddly. The quilt finishes at about 36" square so could be used as a baby's play mat, stroller quilt, or just to cuddle in.
I made it a little more cuddly by adding flannel polka dots to the back.
I wasn't sure if I trusted all those reds so carefully washed the quilt when I was finished.
I attached the Big Quilt Bee label that I was able to print out on my Printed Treasures printable fabric. The link is available online HERE.
I am so grateful to be involved in this Canadian-wide quilt initiative for Ronald McDonald Houses spearheaded by the Canadian Quilters Association. I was also excited to hear that my little modern guild group based in Halifax, the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild, has also chosen Ronald McDonald Houses as its charity of choice for 2017. We will be making string block versions for donation in November. Gives me lots of time to play with fabric!
Thanks so much for coming by today. I don't seem to be blogging as much as before, but I am sewing and quilting more, so all good!