I managed to get my One Monthly Goal completed. It is a miracle since I have been struggling doing any quilting. Totally felt like I lost my quilting mojo. So I think that I have appropriately named my quilt Safari Madness. I chose this name because, well. I was so annoyed about the three camels being all together , RIGHT NEXT TO EACH OTHER. Whew. Got that out, feel better. Then there are the Zebra’s. Here I chose to pebble the grass. Totally was not thinking. Duh. THere is also the weirdness of one set of zebras looking the opposite direction. I had nothing to do with that one, but did not notice til someone pointed it out. However, my original intent was for this to be for my future grandchild (could be ten years, could be thirty, who knows?). Just in case I never get to know this grandchild at least they will know that their Grams loved them ( I quilted the word love all around in the green border) and was slightly goofy(three camels in a row and pebbles in the grass).
This was really the most quilting I have ever done on a piece. I am not unhappy with it. I will not shy away from quilting, even designs a little more complex. It looks not to bad from the back also. I a, glad not that it is done that I don’t totally hate it, especially after all that work. Happy Sewing. Happy Quilting.
I certainly have gotten brave in a fairly short time with my quilting. Not only did I put pebbles in the sand, but I did some thread painting on the palm trees. I am thinking that my alternate personality must be taking over again. She seems to be better and braver with quilting than I am. I should name her. I will have to think about that one.
I am finding that this quilt with all the quilting is quite time consuming. I don’t mind, especially since this is for my one day grandchild. I think about that while I am quilting it. My daughter, who is only 13, thinks I am totally crazy. But being an “Old” Mom, I worry about not being around when she has children. If she waits as long as I did, it could happen. I need to make sure that those grandkids have quilts from me whether I am here or not. While she thinks I am crazy now, I hope she apprecaites it some day, whether I am here or not.
Stay Safe Florida
This was going to be my One Monthly goal for August, but I got carried away at the end of July. I just decided to stop being a chicken and just go for it. So I quilted my little batik baby quilt with my little flowers. I am not sure I like the thread I chose, but I am stuck with it now. Since this was a rainbow quilt I chose a rainbow thread. I should have chosen something more pastel. It looks OK, but since it is darker than I would of liked, I can see things I would not have if I had chose a lighter thread.
I quartered this quilt and worked n 1/4th at a time. Made it seem a little less daunting and scary. It went much quicker than I expected, which is why I can’t do it for my one monthly goal project.
I am becoming less scared of the actual process, which is good. I will have to view a few more videos and learn a few more patterns. The quilting on the back doesn’t look too bad. I am not sure what I am going to do with this quilt, but when the right opportunity presents itself I will know what to do with it.