Davis's quilt is finally finished!! I have to tell you that this was a tuff one to get through. I don't know if my machine has realized that it isn't a quilting machine, or if I am just lacking patience...but whatever it is, we struggled!! I haven't ever made so many mistakes on one project before, from fabric pinching to crooked lines, which meant it took way longer to finish.
I did try something new though, I attached my edging to the front first instead of the back. I always sew my edging by machine, and every time I think the back looks better than the front. I have to admit that I am pleased with the way it turned out.
All in all, I am just happy to be moving on, and that my son loves it. He is all rapped up (even though it is currently 80 degrees outside) and very content. His words of comfort to me as I explained to him all the mistakes "Mama, perfection isn't what is important, the fact that you made it for me is what matters". I love children, so forgiving.
This second quilt is actually quite old, but one of my favorites. I made it using some of my daughters baby clothes, scraps, and a few patterns I just couldn't resist. I loved the way the patterns flowed together so much that I decided to tie off instead of quilt. I usually don't like to do that, but in this case I think it added to the simple sweetness of the quilt. The blocks that are opposite of the string blocks were inspired by one of my favorite bloggers, Aneela at comfortstitching. I just love her stuff and find her to be such a great source of insperation.
My daughter enjoys pulling through the house and into the car, and hopefully it will last long enough that her daughter will one day do the same.