|Quilt top is finished! (yes, i'm wearing clothes!)|
Setting up the quilt frame required these clamps and we had to make sure we pulled the fabric tightly. We put the quilt into the frame by safety pinning it all the way around. Then we laid the batting down and secured the quilt top with safety pins all the way around the perimeter.
At first, the thimble was my foe, but then we learned to how to become friends. I finally got the hang of quilting...although that first square took me 2 hours!! The end of the day drew near and Dona and her mom had done 3 times as many squares as I had. I was the slow poke!
|Sorry for the poor quality, but this shows you the whole quilt!|
We finished and I asked Dona if she would embroider a tag for me to put on the quilt. Its nice to have talented friends.
Overall, I loved making this quilt. Quilting is addictive. It was made with so much love. That baby girl isn't even here yet and she is so loved, Sara. I loved learning this new skill and enjoyed my time with my friends. I couldn't have done this without you, Done and Faye. Y'all are amazing and such talented ladies. Thank you for welcoming me into your home and helping with this gift of love.
|One of my favorite surprises ever|