My first quilt on my NEW Innova! Wednesday I decided to get over my fear of failure and jump right into quilting on a REAL quilt instead of a practice piece. I am taking baby steps though until I get used to the machine and all it's features. This is a little 36" square flannel baby quilt that I pieced from some scraps of flannel a friend gave me a few years ago. It had been surfacing frequently in my quilting room over the last few months so there must be a little baby girl out there needing it. It isn't from a pattern I just cut as many 6 1/2" squares as I could get from the scraps and then made a few 4 patch blocks to finish it up. I would have made it bigger but there just was not enough of the flannel left. I could have added some white squares but they didn't look right.
|Pink Poodles Flannel Baby Quilt|
Instead of batting I just used a layer of flannel. The back is flannel, pieced from more scraps, too. It should be a nice a soft after it's washed. I'll have pictures of the whole thing front and back after it's bound. The pink poodle print makes it a happy little quilt.
I chickened out on doing something elaborate with the quilting and just meandered it. Baby steps learning the new buttons and the sound of the machine. I'm liking the M size bobbins. They last a long time!
Spring is here for sure now. You can tell by the coat of yellow pollen covering everything outside. We had a storm Thursday night that cleaned the air up a bit but the pollen is back today. There are a few things still blooming in the yard.
I love the color of the blossoms. The bush isn't too attractive the rest of the year. My older sister gave me the rooted cutting several years ago.
|White Bachelor's Buttons|
This one limb of the Bachelor's Buttons was still in full bloom. The rest of the bush is past it's prime. The cool - warm - cool - warm weather has extended to blooming for a few weeks. We've had several days in the 80s this week but the nights have dropped back into the 40s. This make some nice cool mornings which I like. Not a fan of heat even if I am a Southerner.