Last weekend, I was lucky enough to have lots of time to work on a sewing project. I finished this lovely quilt top with Ava Rose fabrics by Tanya Whelan. I am so happy with the placement of the colors. But this top isn’t finished yet.
I still have to quilt it with this fabric as the backing:
One of these days, I really need to get over being anxious about machine quilting, and take the plunge to finish a quilt top on my own! To relieve some of the pressure, instead of stippling this quilt top, I could do straight quilting inside each square and just outside the borders.
I’ve had this Singer sewing machine for about 12 years. I like it because I know it, it can drop the feed dogs, and it has the ability to attach a free motion quilting foot. But it doesn’t seem to have a very big opening to fit a quilt. I have done some stippling practice on scraps, but I suppose I should at least try stippling on a quilt or something bigger than scrap pieces. I know I should.
I’m so excited for this quilt that I am enjoying the entire process, even my least favorite task of cutting. I am enjoying each step of the way.
I’m not as anxious about machine quilting this one on my own because I’m planning to follow the zig and the zag with stitching.