Monday, January 3, 2011
I have been wanting to try machine quilting for a long time. After Alison over at Cluck Cluck Sew put together her pdf instructions on how she machine quilts I got a little braver. I read and reread her directions. I bought the foot my sewing machine would need. Then I chickened out. Over and over again.
But this last week I got brave. Sucked it up. And did it!! It is by far NOT perfect. At all. Lots and lots of mistakes. But, it still turned out beautiful. In fact, I was in love with it. My sister (who I gave it to...well, to her new little daughter) is the one I usually call when I accomplish something like this. But, this time I couldn't. Instead, I just had to sit and think "I did it!! I did it!!" Happiness.
The fabric is the Bliss. I love this whole line of fabric. It was perfect for my niece too. My sister loves red. She looks so good in light green and so those to colors are ones I think of her with. Then I love pink for baby girls and blues are our family color...so it is a mix of colors of my sister and I. Plus, I am pretty big red fan too. So, little Ginny is going to be wrapped in lots of love.