Awhile back I decided that I needed to make Travis and Michelle a quilt. They were married before my quilting "fever" had caught.
I saw this quilt on crazy mom quilts blog and was inspired. She used a line of Connecting Threads fabric which I had actually purchased, just because.
It was so pretty and on sale once, so I became the proud owner of 2, 10 in stacks. Here was a project for that fabric.
I love how it turned out :) I don't do well at thinking through my backing when I begin a quilt. This quilt required a lot of digging and arranging. Hehe, some of it is even part of a skirt Brenna decided she didn't want anymore.
I purchased a quilting Craftsy class for machine quilting large quilts on a small machine. I chose to do this one where I sandwiched and quilted it in sections and then hooked the sections together.
Another new experience was the quilting itself. I decided to try my hand at free-motion quilting with my treadle machine. I know it isn't near perfect, but I love the way it looks. It wasn't smooth sailing for the first section. My thread broke every time I headed in one direction. Thankfully it was an easy fix once I found it. I learned the importance of using the correct needle for the thickness.
This was their Christmas present. Now that they have it, I decided to share :)