(I blogged about my inspiration for this quilt and provided a little tutorial HERE.)
Baby Irene’s quilt is finished! I’m proud:
This was my first time stippling, and I couldn’t have chosen a more challenging time to try this technique. For one, as you know if you’ve been reading, my pedal is broken. I can still use it, but it explodes whenever I release pressure, and I sort of have to smash it in order to get it to start. Needless to say the speed control is problematic. (And I just realized that the replacement pedal I’ve ordered is lost in the shipping universe! Oy!). Also – my free-motion sewing foot is at my mom’s, so I had to try and do this with a normal pressing foot. It resulted in the threads getting caught in the fork of the foot about every 8 inches of sewing, which resulted in a lot of swearing. I also used this shiny rayon thread that was really pretty, and looks nice in the finished quilt, but it was a slippery snake to sew with!
BUT all the effort was definitely worth it. I really loved the way it turned out, and so did Irene’s parents!