I moved my sewing machine into the kitchen for the day. Nothing like sewing with the a/c blowing over me while I am sewing.
Today I finished the quilting side on the grand kids quilt for when they come and visit us. It will be used in the cot, on the lounge and for River when she has tummy time.
I had done some trial quilting on scrap fabric before I started on the quilt. I bought a roll of this quilting paper at the Quilting Fair in November. My sister Debbie swears by this and I can understand why.
Figured the heart style was an easy one for me to follow and get used to. James and Tamara gave me a gift voucher last year for Christmas and I bought some stencils from Spotlight.
Enjoyed today's quilting and so pleased I have learnt 2 new quilting styles.
All ready for the binding. I'll see how I am going after tea tonight, I might be able to add the binding and then its just the last bit of binding by hand to be done.
Close up of one of the blocks with the border quilted as well. I'm so pleased with my quilt.
I've used this quilt, to learn so much. Its my first quilt doing the applique by machine. Now I am feeling comfortable enough to do other quilts in the future this way. Also the shadow quilting was a learning curb. Practice, practice and more practice on quilting with stencils should see me as a great quilter in the future.
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