I’ve been meaning to make my mom something ever since I picked up quilting. She has always been a wonderful supporter of my art and I’ve been searching for just the right fabrics and patterns to make her something special. I thought I’d settled on them a while back. Them being the Dream On collection by Moda- a delightfully modernized collection of vintage sheet prints. I started cutting and sewing but somehow nothing came together like the image in my head and I was really frustrated.
I recently reorganzied my entire sewing room to make room for a new sewing machine (that gets its own post!!) and to make better working use of the space available to me. I reorganized all of my fabric and in doing so, came across my sizable stash of Anna Maria Horner’s Folksy Flannels. Somehow, those pretties never quite made it back to the shelf. I had enough to make two quilt tops, one for me and one for my mom. Something to make us feel a little brighter and closer together while there are 3,100 miles between us.
This is the first top, it is also getting rows of light linen sashing on each side. I’m not sure how I want to quilt this yet. I plan on doing a few rows of running stitches by hand in the linen sashing. This is going to be the first thing I quilt on the Bernina 440QE (yep! thats what I got and I LOVE it). I’m excited to make the BSR earn its price tag. Any ideas on quilting style? I’d love your thoughts because I’m a bit stumped on how to finish it.
I’m going to try to work these leftovers into the backs somehow, or maybe just make some pillow shams?There are definitely too many to not do something with them. I guess it’ll all depend on how motivated I feel during tonights late night sewing session:)
Back tomorrow with more projects to share, I’ve been working non stop and I’ve got a huge stack of finished stuff to show!