In an effort to have all my needs-to-be-done-soon projects out of the way before Baby H got here I spend most of my nights sewing for hours. Amazingly enough I was able to get them all done!! WooHoo!
One of the projects was this little number for our new niece Sadie.
I fell in love with these Bubblegum Basics fabrics when I first saw them and still do even though they are a couple years old.
This notebook was my inspiration for the quilt...
I thought about making this quilt with just three colors like the notebook but decided to go with the BB fabrics because they are just so bright and cheery (and because I still have a bunch and need to work through them)!
For the back I inserted a strip of randomly pieced together scraps. I love it.
What I would do differently...stitch all my quilting lines in the same direction. I went back and forth and that created a sort of gathered look that I wish wasn't there. We stitch and learn, right!?
I had originally planned to do a back and forth meandering stitch like I used in this quilt but for some reason my machine kept bunching up the thread in the back. I didn't realize this until I was probably a quarter of the way finished with the quilting. So I spent almost 10 hours unpicking the darn thing. Not sure what the problem was. I tried changing threads and tension but nothing worked. So I switched out my stippling foot for my walking foot and did straight lines.
I think it turned out just fine.