This baby quilt, that I have dubbed "Funfetti!" was as fun to make as it is to look at! Since the 4-patch blocks were already pieced, it was simply cutting a few setting blocks and sewing it all together.
The quilting details...
Free-motion "posies" in the pink printed blocks and hearts surrounded by FM stipple in the pink & green blocks. I chose to use three thread colors... A light green in the pink blocks, darker green in the green blocks, and a lovely rose color for the posies as well as the bobbin thread for the back of the quilt, which stands out nicely and matches the print well.
As I sandwiched this quilt, I recalled that when I cleaned and organized my stash closet, I had a small confetti print fabric that had been cut offs of a customer's quilt backing. It is perfect!
Funfetti! is ready to wrap a sweet babe in love & prayers.
I can see that my FM stippling has improved... AND I didn't even get all nervous and break into a sweat over it as I have in the past.
Admittedly, there are several places that I could criticize because of one reason or another, but I refuse to focus on those and say "Look over here! This one is so much better."
Personally, I like the pink blocks shown above way more than the green one... and that one green block is just a small 4" section of the entire quilt. I have come to accept that it is simply one of the things that comes with free-motion quilting... it has more of an "organic" look to it. If I wanted perfection, I would get something that can be programmed in and let the computer do the work... but I want to do the quilting... Don't be like Mrs. Bobbins' friend, pointing out her mess ups... Focus on the better parts...
And remember that to any non-quilter... they will be impressed with ALL of it anyway. 😁
I'll be working on a second finish with the black & white 4-patch units... Come back for next week's Sew & Tell segment to see what colors I decided to add to the quilt.
I have made a concerted effort to focus on the goods and wins in life after the rough weeks I have had... AND I am happier in doing so!
Do you tend to focus on short-comings or faults? Or like me, are more interested in the good things of life? What sort of things do you do to help yourself stay laser focused on these things?
Leave a comment... I'd love to hear from you!
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