It took awhile for me to get into the groove of quilting this one. My thread broke a few times before i realized that it was wrapped around my sewing machine handle, and then there was this-
I've broken needles on safety pins before, but I have never had this happen. I immediately freaked out, worried that I had messed up my machine, then remembered that Hydeeann from Splish Splash Stash had this happen a few days ago, and her machine was fine-which was reassuring. I'll never make the mistake of thinking I can sew that close to a pin again!
After much annoyance, I managed to finish the stippling on the quilt (I really must try another kind of FMQ, but I just love it!). I kept the stippling fairly wide so that the quilt would stay soft and drapey.
With the polkadot backing and binding, as well as some polkadots in the April Cornell fabric, I've decided to call this one Polkadots and Posies. I almost called it Pocket Full of Posies, but with my previous Ring Around the Rosy quilt, I thought that would be high on the cheese factor. This label is one of the neatest ones I've done (writing on fabric neatly is harder than it sounds). If you're wondering how I make and attach my labels- without hand stitching and without the stitches showing on the front, you can find a tutorial HERE as part of the Beginner QAL. It's really easy!
I managed to use every single scrap of this fabric by also piecing the backing, so it is 100% gone! It always makes me happy when I don't have leftovers (those multiply when you're not looking, you know). I went with asymmetry on the backing, and I'm happy I did! It's much more interesting!
Well, I still have a huge (40 FQ) bundle of April Cornell's Spring Magic that I need to use (again, very pretty fabric, but not exactly my style lately). I tried to find a single picture of all the fabrics, but the best I could find after so long is a link to the Moda brochure HERE. Once I use that, that will be the end of my shabby chic fabrics!
ps- don't forget, tomorrow is Needle and Thread Thursday! I hope you'll link up!