Monday, December 02, 2013
Hello, blog friends! Here it is December already and it seems that everyone around me is swinging into Christmas preparation in high gear. Me, I'm puttering along but I'm enjoying this slide into the holiday season.
But look -- there's a quilt up there! Miss C's beloved horseback riding teacher had a baby recently, so I made this for Baby Monica. It's from a pattern called "My Song" and I can recommend it as a good project for large-ish scraps. (You can get the pattern here, in case you fall in love with it as I did.)
This was my first experience using Minkee on the back of a quilt and it went smoothly. There was a lot of drag during the quilting process -- I've read one of those Slider things on the quilt bed surface works well, or silicone spray. But, having neither of those handy, I muscled my way through. And gosh, it's soft. I took it as a compliment when Baby Monica immediately tried to suck on it.
I swear I smell baby powder when I look at this quilt. Is it just me?