My baby girl's quilt is making some progress finally. I put off cutting the fabric for so long. I was scared. Scared by it's gorgeousness and didn't want to stuff it up. So the fabric sat in it's lovely packet for quite some time and I would lovingly caress it and admire it's beauty for a few weeks :)
So anyway, I finally cut the 150 strips out over the last week and last night I layed them in the squares that will make up my rail pattern.
I've decided to try a square quilt this time. The pattern I'm following has done 6 rows instead of my five so I may add the last row yet - I'm just seeing how I go!
When I was happy with the layout and the colour combinations in each block, I pinned the strips for that block together and put a number on it. (Looking at this photo I can see some strips that need swapping though. I cannot do random!!! So some changes will be made!)
So now I have a bunch of these:
I was scared to cut the fabric.
I'm much more scared to sew it. I want this quilt to look like the ones you'd pay good money for. I really need to sew all of these perfectly straight. But I don't have the time to let them sit around till I get the courage up. Time is running out! And I have so many other things on my "to-make" list. I wonder why I suddenly have the sewing bug after years of doing nothing. I guess it's the nesting?!?!??!?!
So now I have a request..... Does anyone reading this blog have the expertise OR know of anyone who does, to do the squiggly quilting on top of the quilt? You know like this:
I got a quote from a shop to do it for me but it was RIDICULOUS - about $80. You kidding me!
So I'm calling all quilters for a huge favour. Can anyone help me??? PLEASE!??!?!?