I am spending the day machine quilting...
I work on a Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen
This isn't my quilt...
I am doing this machine quilting as a favor.
The maker of this quilt top chose the fabrics
from my fabric cupboard,
then asked me to cut it into squares...
She put the squares up on the design wall
and arranged them to her liking...
She sat down at her sewing machine
and stitched the squares together.
I helped her measure for the borders.
I cut them and she stitched on the borders
and completed the quilt top.
Christmas Break was over and she went home.
Before she left she asked me...
"Would you do me a favor and quilt this?"
I asked her what she planned to do
with this quilt top?
She replied, "I'm giving it to my mama
for her birthday."
The maker of this quilt top is 8 years of age
and doesn't know how to machine quilt.....yet.
Yes, I am machine quilting if for her:
The machine quilting is complete
and my favorite part is to cut off the rough edges.
It is now ready for a binding...
The binding is cut, pressed and ready
to stitch down to the quilt...
The coffee can goes between my feet
on the floor and the binding feeds out of it
beautifully as I stitch it on...
I use binding clips every inch to hold the
binding in place as I stitch it down...
That beautiful binding that comes to
a perfect point on each corner
is so satisfying...
This is the back side of the
just as pretty as the front side.
This will be packed up tomorrow and
shipped out to the maker of the quilt top...
her mama's birthday is just a few days away
and she is counting on me to do the favor.
May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,