Finished up this little quilt over the weekend, which is going to a very special baby! I do love this pattern, but time was of the essence, so I went with my gut and featured only four flowers surrounded by a wide border.
I wasn't sure if white was really practical for a baby quilt, but after talking with a friend who is a mom, she said that her white baby quilt hasn't gotten very dirty. She also said that white is such a pure color, and thus perfect for a baby. After making this quilt, I agree! Our friends painted their nursery purple, and they were afraid it was too purple, so I hope all the white in this quilt will help balance it out.
The pattern is Retro Flowers and the prints are Jennifer Paganelli (Honey Child), Lotta Jansdotter (Echo), Joel Dewberry (Heirloom) and Anna Maria Horner (Innocent Crush). The background is Kona White and I chose Kona Ash for the binding.
For the back, I used a Michael Miller print designed by Paula Prass called "Woodland Delight." I think it should be called crazy chevron, because when you stare at it, it's like an optical illusion.
I won't show you any close ups of the back, because I was having some issues with my tension and there are "eyelashes" all over the back. Sigh. This little machine has been so great for me, but I'm feeling like it's time to upgrade, or else I am going to end up sending all of my quilts to a long armer.
So, I'm looking for recommendations, friends. What type of machine do you sew on, and how is it for free motion quilting? Is it a love-hate relationship, or all candy and roses? Thanks for your advice!
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