Hello Luv all pin-basted and ready to quilt:
For this quilt, I chose to print a couple of quilting designs from Electric Quilt. I like to cut out enough blocks of tracing paper to equal the blocks on the quilt.
With the design on top, I have the layers of paper stapled or pinned together.
I free motion quilt with a large, old needle and no thread in the sewing machine.
After I peel apart the papers, I pin them to the quilt top, thread up the machine and free motion quilt the design.
I use tracing paper and it peels off easily.
I admit that I wanted to get this project done, so I didn’t think through the rest of the quilting.
I am not happy with how I finished the border. Finished is better than perfect, but I could’ve done better; I was in a hurry to be done.
Even so, I have a nice seasonal table topper for Valentine’s Day.
And really good news!
Betty Boop is home from the hospital! She helped me finish this project, and there are a couple of applique projects waiting just for her. It is wonderful to have a sewing machine back that can do zig-zag and decorative stitches!